(1) Young goat
(2) A young person of either sex
"She writes books for children"
"They're just kids"
"`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
(3) A human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
"They had three children"
"They were able to send their kids to college"
(4) English dramatist (1558-1594)
(5) Soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
(6) Tell false information to for fun
"Are you pulling my leg?"
(7) Be silly or tease one another
"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
From . The sense of "child" comes from the "young goat" sense, becoming frequent by the 19th century. The verb sense comes from the "young child" sense. Cognates include Danish , German / .
- A young goat.
- Of a goat, the state of being pregnant: in kid
- A young antelope.
- A child or young person.
- To make a fool of (someone)
- To make a joke with (someone)
- Of a goat, to give birth to kids
- To joke
- You're kidding!
- Only kidding