Two kids - one human, one goat.
- Kid is defined as something made from the hide of a young goat.
An example of something kid are kid gloves, gloves made from very delicate leather.
- The definition of a kid is a child or a young goat, or the leather or meat of a young goat.
- An example of a kid is a child in the first grade.
- An example of a kid is a baby goat born on a farm.
- Kid means to tease or deceive in a fun way.
An example of kid is to tell a joke in a speech that makes fun of someone in your office.
- a young goat or, occasionally, antelope
- its flesh, used as a food
- leather made from the skin of young goats, used for gloves, shoes, etc.
- [pl.] gloves or shoes made of this leather
- Informal a child or young person
Origin of kidMiddle English kide, probably from Anglo-N, akin to Old Norse kith, Danish and Swedish kid, German kitze
- made of kidskin
- Informal younger: my kid sister
intransitive verbkid′ded, kid′ding
- to give birth to (a kid or kids): said of goats or antelopes
- to deceive or fool (someone) in a playful way
- to tease or ridicule (someone) playfully
- a. A young goat.b. One of the young of certain similar animals.
- a. The flesh of a young goat.b. Leather made from the skin of a young goat; kidskin.c. An article made from this leather.
- Informal a. A child.b. A young person.
- Slang Pal. Used as a term of familiar address, especially for a young person: Hi, kid! What's up?
- Made of the skin or with the meat of a young goat.
- Informal Younger than oneself: my kid brother.
verbkid·ded, kid·ding, kids
- To mock playfully; tease: They kidded me about my mismatched socks.
- To deceive in fun; fool: I could only hope they were kidding me when they said my car had been stolen.
- To deceive (oneself), especially by allowing one's desires to cloud one's judgment: You're kidding yourself if you think that plan will work.
- To engage in teasing or good-humored fooling: You want that much for your old car? You must be kidding!
- To bear young. Used of a goat or similar animal.
Origin of kidMiddle English kide from Old Norse kidh
- A young goat.
- Of a goat, the state of being pregnant: in kid.
- (uncountable) The meat of a young goat.
- A young antelope.
- (colloquial) A child or young person.
- She's a kid. It's normal for her to have imaginary friends.
- (colloquial) An inexperienced person or one in a junior position.
- (nautical) A small wooden mess tub in which sailors received their food.
(third-person singular simple present kids, present participle kidding, simple past and past participle kidded)
- (colloquial) To make a fool of (someone)
- (colloquial) To make a joke with (someone)
- (intransitive) Of a goat, to give birth to kids
- (intransitive, colloquial) To joke
- You're kidding!
- Only kidding
From Middle English kide, from Old Norse kið (“young goat”), from Proto-Germanic *kidją, *kittīną (“goatling, kid”), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʰaidn-, *ǵʰaidn- (“goat”). Compare Swedish, Danish kid, from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom, compare German Kitz, Kitze and Albanian keð,kec (“a kid”).
Compare Welsh cidysen.