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    At what point of time did the term 'kids' start being used as meaning children?

    At what point of time did the term 'kids' start being used as meaning children?

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    Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1590s, established in informal usage by 1840s.

    I've wondered that question myself. I think b/c we used to be  an agrarian (SP) culture , people looked at  their kids ( baby goats ) and looked at the own children and humorously began calling children kids........after the goats.

    country bumpkin

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    Bleat Baaaa!

    Ever since ive been a kid i guess Dave,

    When some humans began giving birth to goats.   There's a lot of that today.



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