AskDefine | Define kid

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1 a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: child, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling]
2 soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; "kid gloves" [syn: kidskin]
3 English dramatist (1558-1594) [syn: Kyd, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Kid]
4 a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college" [syn: child] [ant: parent]
5 young goat


1 tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?" [syn: pull the leg of]
2 be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around" [syn: chaff, jolly, josh, banter] [also: kidding, kidded]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A young goat.
  2. Of a goat, the state of being pregnant: in kid
  3. Kidskin.
  4. A young antelope.
  5. A child or young person.



  • (1,4) from the German Kitz
  • (5) from the German (probably through US usage) Kind


young goat
young antelope
child (colloq.)
young person (colloq.)


  1. transitive colloquial To make a fool of (someone)
  2. transitive colloquial To make a joke with (someone)
  3. Of a goat, to give birth to kids
  4. intransitive colloquial To joke
    You're kidding!
    Only kidding


make a fool of
make a joke with
to joke
You're kidding!
Only kidding

See also

Extensive Definition

Kid usually refers to a young goat or human child.
Kid or Kids may also refer to:
In computing and video gaming:
  • Kid (Chrono Cross), a major character in the PlayStation role-playing game Chrono Cross
  • Kid (Mario), a character in the handheld versions of the Mario Golf video game series
  • Kid (templating language), a template engine for XML-based vocabularies written in Python
  • KID, acronym of Kindle Imagine Develop, a Japanese computer game developer
  • .kid, a proposed top-level domain for websites designed for children
    • .kids, another proposed domain for websites designed for children
  • Kid, a character in the video game Jak II
  • KID, an abbreviation for a chess opening called the King's Indian Defence
In film:
In literature:
In music:
In medicine:
In organizations:
In television:

See also

kid in German: Kid
kid in Dutch: Kids

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

babyhood, bairn, bamboozle, banter, be merry with, befool, billy, billy goat, birdling, boyhood, breed, brood, buck, bud, calf, catling, chaff, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, chickling, chicky, child, childkind, children, chit, colt, crack a joke, crack wise, cub, darling, descendants, descent, doe, doeling, dogie, duckling, fake out, family, fawn, fledgling, fleer at, flimflam, foal, fool, fruit, fryer, fun, gibe at, girlhood, goat, gosling, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, gull, haze, he-goat, heirs, hoax, hoodwink, hostages to fortune, inheritors, innocent, issue, jape, jest, jive, joke, jolly, josh, juvenile, kid around, kids, kit, kitten, lamb, lambkin, lineage, litter, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little kids, little one, little ones, little tad, little tot, make a funny, make fun, make fun of, mite, mock, moppet, mountain goat, nanny, nanny goat, needle, nest, nestling, new generation, nipper, offspring, peewee, piglet, pigling, play on words, poke fun at, polliwog, posterity, progeny, pullet, pun, pup, puppy, put on, put one on, quip, rag, rally, razz, rib, ride, ridicule, rising generation, roast, scintillate, scoff at, seed, shaver, she-goat, shoat, small fry, sons, sparkle, spoof, succession, tad, tadpole, tease, tot, tots, treasures, trick, twit, utter a mot, weaner, wee tot, whelp, wisecrack, yeanling, young, young blood, young fry, young people, youngling, younglings, youngster, youngsters, youth
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