kid

kid
1 /kId/ noun
1 (C) informal a child: the kids (=children that you are responsible for): I'm taking the kids to the zoo today.
-see child
2 (C) informal a young person: college kids
3 (C) informal a son or daughter
4 kid's stuff brE
/kid stuff AmE something that is very easy or boring
5 (C, U) a young goat, or the leather made from its skin
6 treat/handle someone with kid gloves to treat someone very carefully because they easily become upset
2 verb kidded, kidding informal
1 (I, T) to say something that is not true, especially as a joke: just/only kidding spoken: Don't get mad, I was only kidding. | you're kidding (me) spoken: You won $5000? You're kidding!
2 (T) to make yourself believe something untrue or unlikely: not kid yourself (that): Don't kid yourself he'll ever change.
3 no kidding
a) spoken used when you do not completely believe someone, or are surprised by what they say: Carlotta's 39? No kidding?
b) used to warn someone that you mean what you say
4 I kid you not spoken used to emphasize that you are telling the truth
- kidder noun (C): AmE kid around phrasal verb (I) to behave in a silly way: Stop kidding around and listen to me. - kidding noun (U) 3 adjective informal especially AmE kid sister/brother your kid sister or brother is younger than you are

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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