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n. pl. kid·dos Slang
a. A child.
b. A young person.
2. Pal. Used as a term of familiar address: "I said to the girl, rather snootily: 'I have a trade, kiddo. I'm a detective'" (Ross Macdonald).
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n, pl -dos or -does
an affectionate form of address used to a younger person
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(ˈkɪd oʊ)

n., pl. -dos, -does.
Informal. (used as a familiar form of address.)
[1880–85; kid1 + -o]
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[ˈkɪdəʊ] n (mainly US)petit(e) m/fkid gloves npl
to treat sb with kid gloves → prendre des gants avec qn
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"Nothin' doin', kiddo," came the answer, as the chauffeur measured with hard, wise eyes the crumbling edge of the road and the downfall of the outside bank.
Rest in peace Steve, you'll never be forgotten." Another added: "Bed of heaven to you kiddo. The world is a lot less fun with you gone.
Kiddo Brad, has condemned the damage to the offices of the Humanitarian Aid Commission, saying it was a waste of documents, broken tables and cupboards, which stopped the delivery of humanitarian aid to the beneficiaries.
The sights were provided by globally acclaimed designer Kenneth Cobonpue, who crafted an alluring vision of Palawan flavors were served by chef Gaita Fores, who introduced foreign palates to our adobo and sisig and warmth came courtesy of Kiddo Cocio and Sly Samonte of El Union Coffee, who served guests single-origin brews laced with coconut milk and Davao chocolate.
The DOT also brought Kiddo Cosio and Sly Samonte of El Union Coffee, one of the leading specialty coffee roasters in the country based in La Union, 'to promote local coffee and to show the Philippines is into craft coffee,' said Romulo Puyat.
I could show no fear because I needed my kiddo to remain calm and stay with the task at hand.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Otila "Tillie" (nee Martinez) and Enrique (Kiddo) Pena Sr.
I am jumping on the bandwagon of praise for Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction.
For those of you who have disabled children know the feel when people look but aren't sure how to interact with your kiddo. This Winnie the Pooh melted my heart and knew exactly what to do!
It follows up her acclaimed LP Kiddo and self-titled debut album, which was released off the back of her appearance on Swedish Idol.
"So I got to tell you, kiddo. You're not an artist.
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