One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used as a friendly or slightly condescending form of address.
- ‘‘And I've missed that wit of yours, too, kiddo,’ she replied.’
- ‘‘You had me worried there, kiddo,’ he said, his voice shaking.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘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?’
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