English - Etymology 1
From Middle English kide, from Old Norse kið (“young goat”), from Proto-Germanic *kidją, *kittīną (“goatling, kid”), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʰaidn-, *ǵʰaidn- (“goat”). Compare Swedish, Danish kid, from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom, compare German Kitz, Kitze and Albanian keð,kec (“a kid”).
- A young goat.
- Of a goat, the state of being pregnant: in kid.
(uncountable) The meat of a young goat.
1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 5,
- So saying, he gathered together, and brought to a flame, the decaying brands which lay scattered on the ample hearth; took from the larger board a mess of pottage and seethed kid, placed it upon the small table at which he had himself supped, and, without waiting the Jew's thanks, went to the other side of the hall; […] .
- 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 5,
- A young antelope.
(colloquial) A child or young person.
2007 July 5, Barack Obama, Remarks of Senator Barack Obama to the National Education Association Annual Meeting,
- Our kids are why all of you are in this room today. Our kids are why you wake up wondering how you'll make a difference and go to bed thinking about tomorrow's lesson plan. Our kids are why you walk into that classroom every day even when you're not getting the support, or the pay, or the respect that you deserve - because you believe that every child should have a chance to succeed; that every child can be taught.
- 2007 July 5, Barack Obama, Remarks of Senator Barack Obama to the National Education Association Annual Meeting,
- (colloquial) An inexperienced person or one in a junior position.
- (nautical) A small wooden mess tub in which sailors received their food.
- (kidskin): kid leather
- (meat of a young goat): cabrito
- (child, young person): see also Wikisaurus:child
- (transitive, colloquial) To make a fool of (someone).
- (transitive, colloquial) To make a joke with (someone).
- (intransitive) Of a goat, to give birth to kids.
- (intransitive, colloquial) To joke.