Kid: Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1599, established in English informal usage by 1840s.
1. Words may have more than one meaning.
2. There is such a thing as slang and "kid" is slang for child.
3. I call my girlfriend "honey." Does that mean she's made of honey?
4. Your own language or dialect makes use of slang words as well.
Early 13th. century "the young of a goat," from Old Norse kið "young goat," from Pre-Germanic kiðjom (Old German kitz).
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