Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An adult who has maintained or adopted a lifestyle associated with young people, especially in matters of fashion, entertainment, and recreation.

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  • noun informal (marketing, sociology) An adult who participates in youth culture and activities traditionally intended for children.

Etymologies

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

[Blend of kid and adult.]

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Blend of kid and adult

Examples

  • Gagliardi is a self-described funny man, historian, teacher and "kidult" - another one of his words-in-waiting with the following definition: someone, who like him, "has never made it adult."

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  • But perhaps the most frustrating thing about the life of a kidult is the way in which you are viewed by others - that you're too lazy to get your own place or that you've got used to your 'lifted and laid' lifestyle.

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  • But perhaps the most frustrating thing about the life of a kidult is the way in which you are viewed by others - that you're too lazy to get your own place or that you've got used to your 'lifted and laid' lifestyle.

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  • The article uses words like "kidult," "peterpandemonium" and "rejuveniles" to describe this disturbing (according to social scientists) new trend of adults rejecting adulthood.

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  • The article uses words like "kidult," "peterpandemonium" and "rejuveniles" to describe this disturbing (according to social scientists) new trend of adults rejecting adulthood.

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  • We have dining rooms in our kitchen, spare rooms-cum-offices and for children's bedrooms, designers are creating pieces that have a 'kidult' aesthetic, appealing to children and adults.

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  • Other "kidult" products expected to go on sale later this year include Play-Doh perfume and

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  • The jewellery is part of a trend towards "kidult" play-themed products, according to department store Selfridges, which is stocking the line.

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  • The "kidult" trend is also spreading to the 35 to 54 age group, said Abbey Mortgages, which commissioned the latest poll, with more than 300,000 living rent-free under someone else's roof.

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  • The life of a 'kidult' can be a double-edged sword.

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