Kid vs Triplet - What's the difference?

kid | triplet |

As nouns the difference between kid and triplet

is that kid is a young goat or kid can be a fagot; a bundle of heath and furze while triplet is a group of three.

As a verb kid

is (colloquial) to make a fool of (someone).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) kide, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A young goat.
  • * 1719 , (Daniel Defoe), ,
  • I went, indeed, intending to kill a kid' out of my own flock; and bring it home and dress it; but as I was going I saw a she-goat lying down in the shade, and two young ' kids sitting by her.
  • Of a goat, the state of being pregnant: in kid .
  • Kidskin.
  • * 1912 , (Jean Webster), ,
  • I have three pairs of kid' gloves. I've had '''kid''' mittens before from the Christmas tree, but never real ' kid gloves with five fingers.
  • (uncountable) The meat of a young goat.
  • * 1819 , (Walter Scott), , Chapter 5,
  • So saying, he gathered together, and brought to a flame, the decaying brands which lay scattered on the ample hearth; took from the larger board a mess of pottage and seethed kid , placed it upon the small table at which he had himself supped, and, without waiting the Jew's thanks, went to the other side of the hall; .
  • A young antelope.
  • (colloquial) A child or young person.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=15 citation , passage=‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid' s clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’}}
  • * 2007 July 5, (Barack Obama), ,
  • Our kids' are why all of you are in this room today. Our '''kids''' are why you wake up wondering how you'll make a difference and go to bed thinking about tomorrow's lesson plan. Our ' kids are why you walk into that classroom every day even when you're not getting the support, or the pay, or the respect that you deserve - because you believe that every child should have a chance to succeed; that every child can be taught.
  • (colloquial) An inexperienced person or one in a junior position.
  • * 2007 June 3, (Eben Moglen), speech, ,
  • I remember as a kid lawyer working at IBM in the summer of 1983, when a large insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut, for the first time asked to buy 12000 IBM PCs in a single order.
  • (nautical) A small wooden mess tub in which sailors received their food.
  • (Cooper)
    * (kidskin) kid leather * (meat of a young goat) cabrito * see also
    Derived terms
    * handle with kid gloves * kiddy * kidly * kidskin * kidult * quiz kid * whiz kid


  • (colloquial) To make a fool of (someone).
  • (colloquial) To make a joke with (someone).
  • Of a goat, to give birth to kids.
  • (colloquial) To joke.
  • You're kidding !
    Only kidding

    See also

    * suede

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) cidysen.


    (en noun)
  • A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.
  • (Wright)


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    (en noun)
  • A group of three.
  • One of a group of three.
  • One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother.
  • (music) A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet.
  • (physics) A triquark.
  • See also

    * trio * triptych * twin (coefficient)


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