kiddy

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kiddy (plural kiddies)

  1. (slang) Alternative spelling of kiddie (a child)
  2. (obsolete, UK, slang) A man or boy.
  3. (obsolete, UK, slang) A low thief.

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Verb[edit]

kiddy (third-person singular simple present kiddies, present participle kiddying, simple past and past participle kiddied)

  1. (archaic) To kid; to hoax or tease.
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, Three Detective Anecdotes:
      But some of the Swell Mob, on the occasion of this Derby that I refer to, so far kiddied us as to hire a horse and shay; start away from London by Whitechapel, and miles round; come into Epsom from the opposite direction; []

References[edit]

  • (man or boy; thief): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary