kidding - Phrases/Idioms
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Variant of kid
- 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.
- gloves or shoes made of this leather
- Informal a child or young person
Origin: ME kide, prob. < Anglo-N, akin to ON kith, Dan & Swed kid, Ger kitze
- made of kidskin
- ☆ Informal younger: my kid sister
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