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.

Origin of kinsman

First recorded in 1100–50, kinsman is from the late Old English word cinnes man. See kin, 's1, man1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for kinsmen

British Dictionary definitions for kinsmen

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012