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 Kid (A).Kidderminster Poetry. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Kid (A).
A young child. A facetious formation from the Anglo-Saxon ci[l]d, a child. The l is often silent, as in calm, half, golf, etc. At one time fault was prononnced fau’t.   1
        “‘Are these your own kids?’ I inquired presently. ‘Yes, two of them: I have six, you know.’”—H. A. Beers: Century Magazine, June, 1883, p. 282.

 Kid (A).Kidderminster Poetry. 

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