Etymology
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kinda

1890, representing a casual pronunciation of kind of (see kind (n.)). Also sometimes written kinder (1834) but the "humorous R" is not meant to be pronounced. Dickens has kiender.

updated on November 01, 2017

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Definitions of kinda from WordNet

kinda (adv.)
to some (great or small) extent;
Synonyms: rather / kind of / sort of
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.