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kinfolk

[ kin-fohk ]
/ ˈkɪnˌfoʊk /
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plural noun (used with a plural verb)
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. relatives or kindred.
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Also kin·folks, kins·folk [kinz-fohk] /ˈkɪnzˌfoʊk/ .

Origin of kinfolk

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English kinnes-folk; see origin at kin, folk
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British Dictionary definitions for kinfolk

kinfolk
/ (ˈkɪnˌfəʊk) /

pl n
mainly US and Canadian another word for kinsfolk
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