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kiddo

[kid-oh] /ˈkɪd oʊ/
noun, plural kiddos, kiddoes.
1.
Informal. (used as a familiar form of address.)
Origin of kiddo
1880-1885
1880-85; kid1 + -o
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  • “Ay bane looking for your razor, kiddo,” said Hulda deferentially.

    The Shriek Charles Somerville
  • Ive played tackle, kiddo, and I know what a guys up against.

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • On the level, kiddo, you're preferred stock all right, and I'd be willin' to take a flyer any time.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Then Myron felt a hand tugging at his suit-case, and: Let me have it, kiddo, said Joe.

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • kiddo had not yet compassed the stall with the rain-proof awning.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • Harry said, There you are, kiddo; what have you got to say now?

    Roy Blakeley's Motor Caravan Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • “Welcome to our city, kiddo,” Jimmie said in his throat, but nobody heard him.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley
  • And if ten dollars means anything to you, kiddo—look this over.

    The Woman Gives Owen Johnson
  • Oh, kiddo, you've got to love me a little—I've never been loved by a human soul in all my life.

    The Foolish Virgin Thomas Dixon
Word Origin and History for kiddo
n.

1893, familiar form of kid (n.) in the "child" sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for kiddo

kiddo

noun

A person, esp one younger than oneself •Used nearly always in direct address: Look, kiddo, I don't think you quite understand/ There's a lot of loot there, kiddo (1905+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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