Definitions

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  • adv. Slightly; somewhat; sort of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to some (great or small) extent

Etymologies

From a reanalysis "kind of" in a phrase such as "a kind of merry dance" from noun ("kind") and preposition ("of") from the prepositional phrase "of merry dance" to adverb modifying "merry". (Wiktionary)

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