Definition of kidult in US English:



  • An adult with childish tastes.

    • ‘Today's teenagers are acting older younger, it is the age of the kidult.’
    • ‘No, the awful truth is that we have become a nation of kidults: adults who think, and behave, like children.’
    • ‘I suspect Ronnie is targeted at the kidult market - that strange hybrid of childish minds inhabiting grown-up bodies.’
    • ‘Yes, kidults, because while I don't doubt that these books have their appropriately aged readers, the fact is that what's made them such a publishing sensation are their garnering of much older fans as well.’
    • ‘But this movie collapses the distinction, suggesting that all thirtysomething women pine to be tweenie kidults.’


1960s: blend of kid and adult.