kid1 W2S1 [kıd] n
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old Norse; Origin: kith]
1.) 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.) informal
a young person
college kids
3.) [C 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 AmE
something that is too easy or boring
Pokemon? Oh boy, that is kid stuff!
a young goat
b) [U]
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 sb with kid gloves
I want you to treat Hayley with kid gloves today. She's still upset about her father.
kid 2
kid2 v past tense and past participle kidded present participle kidding
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Probably from KID1]
1.) [I and T]
to say something that is not true, especially as a joke
= ↑joke
just/only kidding
Don't get mad, I was only kidding.
2.) [T]
to make jokes or say funny things about someone in a friendly way
= ↑tease kid sb about sth
We were kidding Mom about being a grandmother.
kid sb (that)
My friends kidded me that my gear would fill the car.
3.) no kidding?/are you kidding?
spoken used when you are so surprised by what someone has told you that you do not completely believe them
Carlotta's 39? No kidding?
4.) no kiddingspoken
a) used to say that you understand and agree with what someone has just said
'That girl has some major problems.' 'Yeah, no kidding.'
b) used to emphasize a threat or that you are telling the truth
If you break that thing, you'll be grounded for a week - no kidding.
And then he saw us and - no kidding - he asked us if we wanted a ride.
5.) [T]
to let yourself believe something that is untrue or unlikely
kid yourself (that)
Don't kid yourself he'll ever change.
We thought we could change the world. Just who were we trying to kid ?
6.) I kid you not
spoken used to emphasize that you are telling the truth
>kidding n [U]
kid around phr v
to behave in a silly way
Stop kidding around and listen.
kid 3
kid3 adj
kid sister/brother
especially AmE informal your kid sister or brother is younger than you are
British Equivalent: little sister/brother

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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