kinsman

[ kinz-muh n ]
/ ˈkɪnz mən /

noun, plural kins·men.

a blood relative, especially a male.
a relative by marriage.
a person of the same nationality or ethnic group.

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Origin of kinsman

First recorded in 1100–50, kinsman is from the late Old English word cinnes man. See kin, 's1, man1
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British Dictionary definitions for kinsman

kinsman
/ (ˈkɪnzmən) /

noun plural -men

a blood relation or a relation by marriage
a member of the same race, tribe, or ethnic stock

Derived forms of kinsman

kinswoman, fem n
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