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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.


Synonymskidskin


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.


Synonymschild


Broader (hypernym)issue, offspring, progeny


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


Member meronymfamily, family unit


Antonymsparent

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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