A crowd of kids

Untaught88

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Hi,

Which one is used: a crowd of kids or a gang of kids and what does "kid" mean?
 

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There is no straight answer to that question. There is no official collective term for children. "Kid" is an informal term for a child or teenager.

Please give us some complete sentences to consider to see if we think there's a difference between "crowd" and "gang" in context.
 

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hahaha... We don't have enough context to decide what "kid" means. It could be slang for a young child. However perhaps the writer is afraid of goats as a "kid" also means young goat.

I am joking, of course. However, I have rarely heard either of the phrases that you have posted used in conversation or writing when discussing children.

A "crowd" suggests an unorganized group. A "gang" implies an organized group.
 
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Tdol

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A gang can often be used to imply a group of young people who are involved in criminal activity or bad behaviour.
 
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