Meaning of kidology in English:


Pronunciation /kɪˈdɒlədʒi/


mass noun informal mainly British
  • The art or practice of deliberately deceiving or teasing people.

    • ‘And he was presumably using kidology when he said: ‘on current form and league positions we don't have a chance, but we'll give it a good go.’’
    • ‘But that was just another bit of O'Leary kidology.’
    • ‘Maybe it's kidology, but he reckons the chance of surviving this season is only 10%.’
    • ‘And he is having none of what he sees as kidology from the other side, downplaying their chances.’
    • ‘I doubt very much that O'Connor would be fooled by this sort of juvenile kidology.’
    deceit, deception, duplicity, lying, falseness, falsity, falsehood, untruthfulness


1960s formed irregularly from the verb kid+ -logy.