Kid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɪd|  American pronunciation of the word kid
Brit.  |kɪd|  British pronunciation of the word kid


- a young person of either sex (syn: child, fry, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster)
they're just kids
- soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
kid gloves
- English dramatist (1558-1594)
- a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age (syn: child)
they were able to send their kids to college
- young goat


- tell false information to for fun
- be silly or tease one another (syn: banter, chaff, jolly, josh)
After we relaxed, we just kidded around

Extra examples

She has to leave early and pick up her kids at school.

He has a wife and two kids.

I wish I could do something to help that poor kid.

They're just kids.

They were able to send their kids to college.

I'll tell you what I'll do with you, kid.

Don't take any notice of him, he's just kidding around.

They kidded him about his paunch.

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).

Hey kid, come here.

Don't get mad, I was only kidding.

We were kidding Mom about being a grandmother.

My friends kidded me that my gear would fill the car.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: kid
he/she/it: kids
present participle: kidding
past tense: kidded
past participle: kidded
singular: kid
plural: kids
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