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He looks like a man who should have had kids, but now never will.
Meanwhile two kids were taken from their mother when she flew back to the UK from Turkey.
His wife passed away and they had kids, and he wanted to focus on being a dad so he just stopped to raise his kids.
One of the kids had a ball in his hand, and Cuomo took it and tossed it back and forth to an eight year old.
If they were meaningful, we might have realized it before—surely one of these kids wore a cross, or a yarmulke, or a hijab?
I’ve known other kids like you, but none just the same type.
“The Denson kids are a heap worse, if she only knew it,” he said, and followed her willingly.
And he takes hold of kids like you and molds your views like his for life.
“Run away, kids,” said the tall man, fumbling at his hip pocket.
So, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll get back and help my wife wrestle with the kids.
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c.1200, “the young of a goat,” from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse kið “young goat”), from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom (cf. Old High German kizzi , German kitze , Danish and Swedish kid ). Extended meaning of “child” first recorded as slang 1590s, established in informal usage by 1840s. Applied to skillful young thieves and pugilists since at least 1812. Kid stuff “something easy” is from 1913 (The phrase was in use about that time in reference to vaudeville acts or advertisements featuring children, and to children-oriented features in newspapers). Kid glove “a glove made of kidskin leather” is from 1680s; sense of “characterized by wearing kid gloves,” therefore “dainty, delicate” is from 1856.
“tease playfully,” 1839, earlier, in thieves’ cant, “to coax, wheedle, hoax” (1811), probably from kid (n.), via notion of “treat as a child, make a kid of.” Related: Kidded ; kidding .
: his kid sister/ my kid cousin
- A child: She’s a cute little kid(1599+)
- A young or relatively young man or woman: the kids in college(1884+)
- To joke; jest; banter; josh: a funny guy, always kidding(1891+)
- o attempt to deceive; try to fool: Are you kidding me?(1811+)
[fr kid, ”an infant goat”; bantering and fooling senses perhaps fr an alteration of dialect cod, ”hoax, fool”]
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