Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Soft leather made from the skin of a young goat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The skin or hide of a kid, i.e., a young goat; the leather made from such skins.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to kidskin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; kid{3}.

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

  • n. soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat

Etymologies

kid +‎ skin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CHEVRIL, from kidskin, which is elastic and pliable.

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  • However, Mr. B has been challenged by his Brighton adversary, who has delivered the musical equivalent of brushing him on the cheek with a pair of kidskin gloves.

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  • The dazzlingly vain Gaddafi, dressed in a custom-made silk Italian jump suit and zippered kidskin boots, beamed with pleasure.

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  • Mrs. Cahill set her Spanish-leather handbag on one of the chairs, stripped off her kidskin gloves, and slid them through the bag's carrying straps.

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  • Known as "the Faberg of footwear," he created the gold kidskin sandals studded with rubies that Queen Elizabeth II wore to her coronation in 1953, and the silver buckle shoes actress Catherine Deneuve wore in Luis Bunuel's 1967 film "Belle de Jour."

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  • He stayed there until his knees began to ache and his fingers had gone stiff with cold inside their fine kidskin gloves.

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  • On a recent afternoon, Aldo Sermoneta, the company's elegant CEO, was in the shop showing off the season's best sellers: an $850 black kidskin pair with a mink lining and a $220 cashmere-lined design with zipper-chain edging at the cuff.

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  • She hadn't had a pair of kidskin gloves in ages; she'd had to make do with knit woolen gloves that had been darned and redarned so many times there wasn't much left of the original material on the fingers.

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  • For once, Kellen paid attention to his clothes, dressing with particular care in his best green velvet day-tunic and cream linen undertunic, a new pair of low kidskin City boots, and a pair of fawn trousers so form-fitting they were almost hose.

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  • Just for the record, the expression is "treated with kid gloves," not kid's gloves, "kid" referring to a fine soft leather (a.k.a. kidskin), not a child.

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