Definition of kiddo in US English:


nounPlural kiddos, Plural kiddoes

  • Used as a friendly or slightly condescending form of address.

    ‘you're getting what you deserve, kiddo’
    • ‘The man seemed surprised, but he quickly covered it up, ‘I don't blame you, kiddo, it's hard for a young girl to grow up here.’’
    • ‘‘And I've missed that wit of yours, too, kiddo,’ she replied.’
    • ‘She doesn't know what she's got, she doesn't deserve you, kiddo.’
    • ‘For the time being, kiddo, why not relax and enjoy being with someone who's more experienced?’
    • ‘‘You had me worried there, kiddo,’ he said, his voice shaking.’