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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old Norse
Origin: kith

kid

1 noun
     
Related topics: Animals, Material, Textiles
kid1 S1 W2
1 [countable] informal a child:
She'd always loved animals since she was a little kid.
He's married with three kids.
A neighbor volunteered to keep an eye on the kids (=their children or the children they are responsible for).
2 [countable] informal a young person:
college kids
3 [countable usually singular] used by adults to address a person who is younger than them:
Hey kid, come here.
4

kid's stuff

also kid stuff American English something that is too easy or boring:
Pokemon? Oh boy, that is kid stuff!
5HBATIM
a) [countable] a young goat
b) [uncountable] very soft leather made from the skin of a young goat:
a pair of white kid boots
6

kid gloves

a way of treating someone kindly and carefully because they easily become upset
treat/handle somebody with kid gloves
I want you to treat Hayley with kid gloves today. She's still upset about her father.

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