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Kid (kid), n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. kið, Dan. & Sw. kid; akin to OHG. kizzi, G. kitz, kitzchen, kitzlein.]

1. (Zoöl.)

A young goat.

The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid.
Is. xi. 6.


A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on. [Slang] Charles Reade.


A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.

4. pl.

Gloves made of kid. [Colloq. & Low]


A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food. Cooper.


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Kid, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kidded; p. pr. & vb. n. Kidding.]

To bring forth a young goat.


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Kid, n. [Cf. W. cidysen.]

A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.


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Kid, p. p.

of Kythe. [Obs.] Gower. Chaucer.


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Kid, v. t.

See Kiddy, v. t. [Slang]


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Kid, n.

Among pugilists, thieves, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; as, kid Jones. [Cant]


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