[hyoo-muh n-kahynd, -kahynd or, often, yoo-]
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Origin of humankind

1635–45; from the phrase human kind; modeled on mankind
Can be confusedhumankind mankind womankind Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for humankind

humanity, flesh, people, populace, community, society, mortality

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British Dictionary definitions for humankind


  1. the human race; humanity


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Word Origin and History for humankind

1640s, properly two words, from human + kind (n.).

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