Kid

[kid] /kɪd/
noun
1.
Thomas, Kyd, Thomas.
British Dictionary definitions for t. kid
kid1 (kɪd)
 
n
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
 a.  a young person; child
 b.  (modifier) younger or being still a child: kid brother; kid sister
4.  dialect (Liverpool) our kid my younger brother or sister
 
vb , kids, kidding, kidded
5.  (of a goat) to give birth to (young)
 
[C12: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse kith, Shetland Islands kidi lamb]
 
'kiddishness1
 
n
 
'kidlike1
 
adj

kid2 (kɪd)
 
vb (sometimes foll by on or along) , kids, kidding, kidded
1.  (tr) to tease or deceive for fun
2.  (intr) to behave or speak deceptively for fun
3.  (tr) to delude or fool (oneself) into believing (something): don't kid yourself that no-one else knows
 
[C19: probably from kid1]
 
'kidder2
 
n
 
'kiddingly2
 
adv

kid3 (kɪd)
 
n
a small wooden tub
 
[C18: probably variant of kit1 (in the sense: barrel)]

Kid (kɪd)
 
n
a variant spelling of (Thomas) Kyd

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Word Origin and History for t. kid
kid
c.1200, "the young of a goat," from O.N. kið "young goat," from P.Gmc. *kiðjom (cf. Ger. kitz). Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1599, established in informal usage by 1840s. Kiddo first recorded 1896. Applied to skillful young thieves and pugilists since at least 1812. Kid stuff "something easy" is from 1923. Kid glove "a glove made of kidskin leather" is from 1687; sense of "characterized by wearing kid gloves," therefore "dainty, delicate" is from 1856.
kid
"tease playfully" (1839), earlier, in thieves' cant, "to coax, wheedle, hoax" (1811), from kid (n.), via notion of "treat as a child, make a kid of."
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Slang related to t. kid

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+)
general

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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t. kid 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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