adjective Date: 1888 marked by extreme care or deference <
kid-glove treatment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kid glove — kid′ glove′ n. clo a glove made of kid leather • handle with kid gloves Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • kid-glove — adjective showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone a tactful way of correcting someone the agency got the kid glove treatment on Capitol Hill • Syn: ↑tactful • Similar to:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kid glove — glove made from kidskin; delicate, gentle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kid glove — noun Date: 1725 a dress glove made of kid leather • kid gloved adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kid glove — noun a glove made of fine soft leather (as kidskin) • Syn: ↑suede glove • Hypernyms: ↑glove …   Useful english dictionary

  • kid-glove orange — noun : mandarin 4b(1) * * * kid glove orange, a mandarin or a tangerine orange …   Useful english dictionary

  • glove — gloveless, adj. glovelike, adj. /gluv/, n., v., gloved, gloving. n. 1. a covering for the hand made with a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb. 2. See boxing glove. 3. See baseball glove. 4. gauntlet1. 5 …   Universalium

  • kid gloves — 1. gloves made of kid leather. 2. handle with kid gloves, to treat with extreme tact or gentleness: He s upset, so handle him with kid gloves today. [1705 15] * * * plural n. gloves made of fine kid leather ■ (also kid glove) [as adj.] used in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kid — {{11}}kid (n.) c.1200, the young of a goat, from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.N. kið young goat ), from P.Gmc. *kiðjom (Cf. O.H.G. kizzi, Ger. kitze, Dan., Swed. kid). Extended meaning of child first recorded as slang 1590s, established in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Kid — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a young goat. 2 the leather made from its skin. 3 sl. a child or young person. v.intr. (kidded, kidding) (of a goat) give birth. Phrases and idioms: handle with kid gloves handle in a gentle, delicate, or gingerly manner. kid… …   Useful english dictionary

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