1. [mid-19C–1900s] (UK Und.) persuasive talk, aimed at effecting a confidence trick, interrogating a prisoner, etc.
2. [mid-19C+] (also kid-on) teasing, mockery, chaff.
3. [1900s–1910s] (Aus.) excessive praise.
4. a teaser.
5. [late 19C+] nonsense, rubbish; usu. as no kid, I am not telling a lie.
6. [1900s] (Aus.) the victim of a hoax or trick.
[1950s] as a joke .
[1930s+] (Aus.) to be an incurable joker or ‘kidder’.
[1860s] bantering, teasing.
[1900s] to tease, to joke.