Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KID, n.1 Also kidi (Jak.), kiddo, -y (Marw.), kiddie. Terms of endearment or call words for a sheep or lamb, esp. a motherless or pet-lamb (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Ork. 1929 Marw.; I.Sc. 1960). Cf. Caddie, n.2, q.v. [′kɪd(i, -o)] Sh. 1912  Old-Lore Misc. V. ii. 52:
A lamb again is supposed to come to the words, “kiddie! kiddie!”

[Prob. variant and dim. forms of Cade, with hypocoristic force.]

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