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[kid] /kɪd/
verb (used with object), kidded, kidding.
1.
to talk or deal jokingly with; banter; jest with:
She is always kidded about her accent.
2.
to humbug or fool.
verb (used without object), kidded, kidding.
3.
to speak or act deceptively in jest; jest.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; perhaps special use of kid1
Related forms
kidder, noun
kiddingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. tease, josh, rib.
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British Dictionary definitions for kiddingly

kid1

/kɪd/
noun
1.
the young of a goat or of a related animal, such as an antelope
2.
soft smooth leather made from the hide of a kid
3.
(informal)
  1. a young person; child
  2. (modifier) younger or being still a child: kid brother, kid sister
4.
(Liverpool, dialect) our kid, my younger brother or sister
verb kids, kidding, kidded
5.
(of a goat) to give birth to (young)
Derived Forms
kiddishness, noun
kidlike, adjective
Word Origin
C12: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse kith, Shetland Islands kidi lamb

kid2

/kɪd/
verb (informal) kids, kidding, kidded sometimes foll by on or along
1.
(transitive) to tease or deceive for fun
2.
(intransitive) to behave or speak deceptively for fun
3.
(transitive) to delude or fool (oneself) into believing (something): don't kid yourself that no-one else knows
Derived Forms
kiddingly, adverb
Word Origin
C19: probably from kid1

kid3

/kɪd/
noun
1.
a small wooden tub
Word Origin
C18: probably variant of kit1 (in the sense: barrel)

Kid

/kɪd/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (Thomas) Kyd
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Word Origin and History for kiddingly

kid

n.

c.1200, "the young of a goat," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse kið "young goat"), from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom (cf. 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.

v.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for kiddingly

kid

modifier

: his kid sister/ my kid cousin

noun
  1. A child: She's a cute little kid (1599+)
  2. A young or relatively young man or woman: the kids in college (1884+)
verb
  1. To joke; jest; banter; josh: a funny guy, always kidding (1891+)
  2. o attempt to deceive; try to fool: Are you kidding me? (1811+)
Related Terms

i kid you not, new kid on the block, whiz kid

[fr kid, ''an infant goat''; bantering and fooling senses perhaps fr an alteration of dialect cod, ''hoax, fool'']


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kiddingly in the Bible

the young of the goat. It was much used for food (Gen. 27:9; 38:17; Judg. 6:19; 14:6). The Mosaic law forbade to dress a kid in the milk of its dam, a law which is thrice repeated (Ex. 23:19; 34:26; Deut. 14:21). Among the various reasons assigned for this law, that appears to be the most satisfactory which regards it as "a protest against cruelty and outraging the order of nature." A kid cooked in its mother's milk is "a gross, unwholesome dish, and calculated to kindle animal and ferocious passions, and on this account Moses may have forbidden it. Besides, it is even yet associated with immoderate feasting; and originally, I suspect," says Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book), "was connected with idolatrous sacrifices."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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