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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a little/kid sister (=a younger sister)
▪ She was very fond of her little sister.
jump-up kids (=young people who like this type of music)
jump-up kids
new kid on the blockinformal (= the newest person in a job, school etc)
▪ It’s not always easy being the new kid on the block.
▪ Even that, the poor little kid didn't like.
▪ The first two fingers closed together as if he was a little kid pretending he had a gun.
▪ Will: For little kids it was better as a puppet show.
▪ A group of little kids were doing what is called the Carrot Dance, over by the groceries.
▪ She has to be careful not to trip over these little kids who press forward at her knees, begging for autographs.
▪ Oh yes, one of her sons has leukaemia, poor little kid, hasn't he?
▪ Coach Wooden saw something in me as a little high school kid.
▪ And the younger kids who wanted to be ultra-mod, exaggerated the look.
▪ I told Mike today that I feel like a young kid.
▪ A couple with two young kids starts paying on income over £69.70.
▪ He soon got to know the young kids who eked a living by carrying luggage, polishing shoes or running errands.
▪ Simple answers like this seem to delight younger kids, who demand a reason for everything.
▪ He knew that on these streets young kids with guns used people on the sidewalks for target practice.
▪ Females with very young kids also tend to keep away from the herd.
▪ He was a young, good-looking kid, a full-blooded Chippewa with nervous eyes and gentle moves.
▪ It's crowded out with school kids.
▪ That a high school kid from southern Missouri would be dazzled by London is not surprising.
▪ Coach Wooden saw something in me as a little high school kid.
▪ The only way we got out was following those school kids.
▪ To multiply several prime numbers into a larger product is easy; any elementary school kid can do it.
▪ In basketball, you can have good teams consisting of high school kids, old men and women of all ages.
▪ Sixteen-year-old Jesse Costello-Good wants to create night clubs for high school kids, so teenagers have someplace to go.
▪ All across the board, we get kids from every walk of life.
▪ Last week, we got a little kid outfitted with glasses.
▪ Rule two, stop pretending you got engaged to my kid brother for anything but his money.
▪ The number of kids who enjoyed playing decreased as they got older.
▪ But New York has my friends and now it's got my kid.
▪ I was feeling like I had to wrap things up and get dinner for the kids, or whatever.
▪ L7 give better than they get, but the kids don't get it at all.
▪ People hear of another horrible case and think: Get the kids out of there, and keep them out.
▪ At some level they still cling to the idea that tender loving care is the only factor in raising kids.
▪ They have other things on their minds, such as raising the kids and making a living.
▪ He certainly had a point, for Mia Farrow has raised 11 kids in all.
▪ Marie: But then, she raised nine kids.
▪ Women raised the kids and did Bthe household chores.
▪ Because of the responsibilities of earning the dough, fathers have routinely sacrificed raising the kids.
▪ I raise my kids and work.
▪ People often ask my parents how they managed to raise nine kids, all of whom can be described as hard working.
latchkey kid
▪ All I ever wanted was to get married and have kids.
▪ Billy is Paul O'Brien's kid, isn't he?
▪ Could you look after the kids this evening?
▪ Don't be so hard on him - he's just a kid.
▪ I really enjoy working with kids.
▪ Jamie's a bright kid.
▪ Tell the kids next door to turn down their music.
▪ We have two kids in high school now.
▪ When we were kids, we used to spend practically the whole summer outdoors.
▪ Who's the kid in the blue jacket over there?
▪ But New York has my friends and now it's got my kid.
▪ He was kind to her as a kid.
▪ I remember the good things about a kid and he showed that tonight.
▪ I told Mike today that I feel like a young kid.
▪ I tried out for the swim team when I was a kid.
▪ Most of these kids live in this neighborhood and are surrounded by gangs and drugs.
▪ The older kids were at school and two of the women had taken the younger ones to the park.
Just kidding - I mean the music.
▪ Oops, just kidding about the computer-science professors.
▪ Joey is just kidding, but even I have my limits.
▪ Ha, ha, just kidding.
▪ They looked at me and I said I was just kidding.
▪ You've got to be kidding me! What do you mean you lost the tickets?
▪ And who was she trying to kid, anyway? she thought unhappily.
▪ He tried not to kid himself that he was any longer much of a terror.
▪ I manage to earwig a conversation between, and I kid you not, two members of Napalm Death.
▪ I met his kid brother Ed, the flight nurse, back in Beckley, West Virginia, their hometown.
▪ Most of them were older than I was, and I was like a kid brother, always hanging around.
▪ He told me he asked his 4-year-old kid sister the same questions.
▪ I really didn't understand the kid gloves, but it was still a slap up-side their right-wing heads.
▪ Jackson proved once and for all he was no longer the kid star of the Jackson Five days.
▪ Steve Francis still plays with the joyous ferocity of the kid ninja warrior.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Kid \Kid\, n. [Cf. W. cidysen.] A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze. [Prov. Eng.]


Kid \Kid\, p. p. of Kythe. [Obs.]


Kid \Kid\, v. t. See Kiddy, v. t. [Slang]


Kid \Kid\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kidded; p. pr. & vb. n. Kidding.] To bring forth a young goat.


Kid \Kid\ (k[i^]d), n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ki[eth], Dan. & Sw. kid; akin to OHG. kizzi, G. kitz, kitzchen, kitzlein.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A young goat.

    The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid.
    --Is. xi. 6.

  2. A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on. [Slang]
    --Charles Reade.

  3. A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.

  4. pl. Gloves made of kid. [Colloq. & Low]

  5. A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.

  6. Among pugilists, thieves, gunfighters, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; as, kid Jones.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "the young of a goat," from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse kið "young goat," from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom (cognates: Old High German kizzi, German kitze, Danish and Swedish kid). Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1590s, established in informal usage by 1840s. Applied to skillful young thieves and pugilists since at least 1812. Kid stuff "something easy" is from 1913 (The phrase was in use about that time in reference to vaudeville acts or advertisements featuring children, and to children-oriented features in newspapers). Kid glove "a glove made of kidskin leather" is from 1680s; sense of "characterized by wearing kid gloves," therefore "dainty, delicate" is from 1856.


"tease playfully," 1839, earlier, in thieves' cant, "to coax, wheedle, hoax" (1811), probably from kid (n.), via notion of "treat as a child, make a kid of." Related: Kidded; kidding.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A young goat. 2 Of a goat, the state of being pregnant: ''in kid''. 3 kidskin. 4 (context uncountable English) The meat of a young goat. 5 A young antelope. 6 (context colloquial English) A child or young person. vb. 1 (context transitive colloquial English) To make a fool of (someone). 2 (context transitive colloquial English) To make a joke with (someone). 3 (context intransitive English) Of a goat, to give birth to kids. 4 (context intransitive colloquial English) To joke. Etymology 2

n. A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.

  1. v. tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?" [syn: pull the leg of]

  2. be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around" [syn: chaff, jolly, josh, banter]

  3. [also: kidding, kidded]

  1. n. a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: child, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling]

  2. soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; "kid gloves" [syn: kidskin]

  3. English dramatist (1558-1594) [syn: Kyd, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Kid]

  4. a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college" [syn: child] [ant: parent]

  5. young goat

  6. [also: kidding, kidded]

Kid (templating language)

Kid is a simple template engine for XML-based vocabularies written in Python. Kid claims to have many of the best features of XSLT, TAL, and PHP, but "with much of the limitations and complexity stamped out".

Kid initially acted as the View component of the TurboGears framework in the framework's version 1.x implementation; however, the TurboGears project team has since replaced it with Genshi, citing perceived performance advantages.

Kid is used by the Fedora Project in the repoview utility which creates a set of static HTML pages within a YUM repository.


Kid, Kids, KIDS, and K.I.D.S. may refer to:


KID is a commercial radio station located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, broadcasting on 590 AM. KID airs news/ talk programming which includes syndicated programs like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck.

Kid (Pretenders song)

"Kid" is a song written by Chrissie Hynde that was released on the Pretenders 1980 debut album Pretenders. It was also released as a single and reached #33 in the UK. It has been covered by several other artists, including Everything but the Girl.

KID (2015 film)

KID is a Tamil- English crime movie from Malaysia. The film is directed by Malaysia's youngest director, Praboo Ariva. The film plot is about a 17-year-old boy Jarrel who is randomly kidnapped by an unknown individual. This film was screened nationwide on 7 May 2015.

Kid (Peter Andre song)

"Kid" is a song by British Australian singer and songwriter Peter Andre. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 9 February 2014 as the lead single from his tenth studio album Big Night (2014). The song peaked at number 144 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was chosen for the 2014 DreamWorks Animation movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman and was also used in the Autumn Iceland TV commercials.

Kid (book)

Kid is a 1992 collection of poems by Simon Armitage. The title poem, "Kid", is written from the point of view of comic book and TV series character Robin, companion of Batman. The poem talks about how Robin has grown up after separating from Batman. It seems to be a poem about growing up, the complexity of relationships between siblings and parents, a student becoming the master and a gradual disillusionment with one's childhood heroes. The light-hearted rhythmic nature of the poem and its central comic stars seem at odds with the slightly darker underlying tone. The poem portrays the bitter tone of Robin as he leaves Batman and reveals the truth about him.

Kid (film)

Kid is a 2012 drama film. It was written and directed by Fien Troch, produced by Antonino Lombardo, and starred Bent Simons, Gabriela Carrizo and Maarten Meeusen.

The film tells the story of Kid, a seven-year-old boy who lives with his mother and his older brother Billy on a farm outside a small town. Abandoned by their father, they have had to fend for themselves. Their finances are in ruins and the two boys have to move with their uncle and aunt.

Kid had its world premiere on October 12, 2012 at the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. It has received high praise from film critics and won various awards from numerous film organizations and festivals. Kid received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC). The film had its North American premiere at the AFI Fest on November 2, 2012. It received three nominations at the 4th Magritte Awards, winning Best Flemish Film in Coproduction.

Usage examples of "kid".

He hoped it dropped into their fireplace, freaking out the kids, and Abies heard it rattling down and fucking choked on whatever White Power bullshit he was preaching in there.

He strokes the soft curling hair once more before lifting the adz, then grins as he realizes his fingers have left a faint black shadow on the kid.

Edgar, came jostling after to share her knee with her scripts and suckle at her bosom while she learned her lines, yet she was always word-perfect even when she played two parts in the one night, Ophelia or Juliet and then, say, Little Pickle, the cute kid in the afterpiece, for the audiences of those days refused to leave the theatre after a tragedy unless the players changed costumes and came back to give them a little something extra to cheer them up again.

His back felt so naked, so white in the gloom that he kept expecting to glance around and see the kid aiming with a smile at the cleft between his shoulder blades.

But the kid had looked vulnerable too, and Alan had left the kid behind.

Hembroke saw a stoopish man wearing an alpaca coat and kid gloves, whose eyes were owlish in round glasses that magnified their size.

How does Amrita feel about you going off and deserting her and the kid?

The angioplasty to Breit was just a sop, kid stuff, until the knives could descend.

If two kids have the same disorder, and one can be cured by a lesion in the ansa lenticularis, it follows that the other would require a lesion in the same place.

Pike asked, baiting the kid, who really should have known his history better than that.

En esas tierras otra imagen, la de Billy the Kid: el jinete clavado sobre el caballo, el joven de los duros pistoletazos que aturden el desierto, el emisor de balas invisibles que matan a distancia, como una magia.

Petra on Bloody Island, a kid running around the dig, our son, Soo here in the house with her basenji, running the office.

With small slope kids tearassing it all over and older men in like jew caps and skinny beerds out of just the middle of there chin but Dr.

Someone who would give them a false name, raise the kid, and run with their money, and leave the bereaved parents to clean up the mess and explain things to the police.

Jim - is to the dark kid and his wife scared to death their only prospect is winding up bibs in some gov warehouse.