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English noun: kid

1. kid (person) a young person of either sex

SamplesShe writes books for children.
They're just kids.
`tiddler' is a British term for youngster.

Synonymschild, fry, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

Broader (hypernym)juvenile, juvenile person

Narrower (hyponym)bairn, bambino, buster, changeling, child prodigy, foster child, foster-child, fosterling, imp, infant prodigy, kiddy, kindergartener, kindergartner, monkey, orphan, peanut, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, poster child, preschooler, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, silly, sprog, street child, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, wonder child, yearling

Part holonymchild's body

2. kid (substance) soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat

SamplesKid gloves.


Broader (hypernym)leather

3. Kid (person) English dramatist (1558-1594)

SynonymsKyd, Thomas Kid, Thomas Kyd

Instance hypernymdramatist, playwright

4. kid (person) a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age

SamplesThey had three children.
They were able to send their kids to college.


Broader (hypernym)issue, offspring, progeny

Narrower (hyponym)army brat, babe, baby, female offspring, infant, male offspring, man-child, stepchild

Member meronymfamily, family unit


5. kid (animal) young goat

Broader (hypernym)caprine animal, goat

English verb: kid

1. kid (communication) tell false information to for fun

SamplesAre you pulling my leg?.

Synonymspull the leg of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in

2. kid (communication) be silly or tease one another

SamplesAfter we relaxed, we just kidded around.

Synonymsbanter, chaff, jolly, josh

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

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