(A). A faggot or bundle of firewood. To kid is to bind up faggots. In the parish register of Kneelsal church there is the following item: “Leading kids to church, 2s. 6d.,” that is, carting faggots to church. (Welsh, cidys, faggots.)
(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 pronounced fau't.
“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.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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