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kidnoun

 us   /kɪd/
  • kid noun (CHILD)

[C] a child, or a young adult: I took the kids to the park. He’s only 19, just a kid.
[C] A kid brother or kid sister is a younger brother or sister.
  • kid noun (ANIMAL)

[C/U] a young goat, or very soft leather made from the skin of a young goat

kidverb [I/T]

 us   /kɪd/ (-dd-) infml
to say something as a joke, often making someone believe something that is not true: [I] You’re kidding around, aren’t you? [T] Casey’s just kidding you.
kid yourself
If you kid yourself, you believe that something you want to be true is true although it probably is not: He thinks she’ll come back, but I think he’s kidding himself.
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"kid" in British English

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kidnoun

uk   /kɪd/  us   /kɪd/
  • kid noun (CHILD)

B1 [C] informal a child: He took the kids to the park while I was working.
[C] informal a young person: He was only 16, just a kid really. [as form of address] What's up, kid?
sb's kid sister/brother mainly US informal
someone's younger sister or brother
be like a kid in a candy store US and Australian English
to be very happy and excited about the things around you, and often react to them in a way that is silly and not controlled: You should have seen him when they arrived. He was like a kid in a candy store.

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kidverb [I or T]

uk   /kɪd/  us   /kɪd/ (-dd-) informal
to say something as a joke, often making someone believe something that is not true: Oh no, I forgot your birthday! Hey, just/only kidding! You won first prize? You're kidding! (= I'm really surprised.) I'm just kidding you!
kid yourself
to believe something that is not true, usually because you want it to be true: He says there's a good chance she'll come back to him but I think he's kidding himself.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of kid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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