The word kid is very commonly used to mean child: when asking 'How many kids do you have?' - someone almost definitely does not mean 'How many baby goats do you have?'
My question is, how, why and when have we got from goats to children?
I've heard a few different ideas but I was wondering if anyone knew more definitely.
- I have heard it might be from German 'das Kind'
- Or from baby goats crying like human babies