kid
I. noun Etymology: Middle English kide, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kith kid Date: 13th century 1. a. a young goat b. a young individual of various animals related to the goat 2. a. the flesh, fur, or skin of a kid b. something made of kid 3. a young person; especially child — often used as a generalized reference to one especially younger or less experienced <
the kid on the pro golf tour
>
<
poor kid
>
kiddish adjective II. intransitive verb (kidded; kidding) Date: 15th century to bring forth young — used of a goat or an antelope III. adjective Date: 1895 younger <
my kid brother
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IV. verb (kidded; kidding) Etymology: probably from 1kid Date: circa 1873 transitive verb 1. a. to deceive as a joke <
it's the truth; I wouldn't kid you
>
b. to fail to admit the truth to <
they're kidding themselves
>
2. to make fun of intransitive verb to engage in good-humored fooling or horseplay — often used with aroundkidder nounkiddingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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