kinder

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See also: Kinder and kínder

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

kind +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kinder

  1. comparative form of kind: more kind
    My aunt has been kinder to me since my father died.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kinder (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of kinda
    • 1882, James Jackson, Tom Terror, the Outlaw:
      I told ’im to give you the strings last night, but I’m kinder glad thet Rosebud interfered an’ saved yer life.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 9, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017:
      'No, he was kinder reticent about that part of it.'

Etymology 3[edit]

From German Kinder (children), sometimes via Yiddish קינדער(kinder, children).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kinder pl (plural only)

  1. (chiefly humorous or in German or Yiddish contexts) Children.
    • 2008 December 31, Al Scaduto, They'll Do It Every Time (newspaper comic):
      But - let wifey leave him with the kinder while out shopping...
    • 2010, Beth Rubin, Frommer's Washington D.C. with Kids, John Wiley & Sons →ISBN:
      Of special interest to the kinder are The Children's Place, Baby Gap, Gap Kids and Gap, Gymboree, The Limited, America!, and the Sweet Factory.
    • 2012, Charlotte Druckman, Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen, Chronicle Books →ISBN, page 192:
      Do note, as Goin mentions, this is a policy better implemented when the kinder are well past infancy.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kinder c

  1. plural indefinite of kind

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kinder

  1. indefinite plural of kind

Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

kinder

  1. cannabis