acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group.
a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common language, customs, economy, etc., usually endogamous.
- kin, kith
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How to use kith in a sentence
Poor working women had been doing this for some time, relying on “kith and kin” for child care in particular.Caring for the elderly has never been more expensive, exhausting, or invisible | Anne Helen Petersen | August 26, 2021 | Vox
Then spake the Earl to that man whose name 118 some say was Fin, but as others have it was of Finnish kith and kin.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
It is not as relations; Bernard Harper's descendants are neither kith nor kin of mine, and this must be understood.'Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
Unstring thy strong bows for the sake of our liberal lords, O bounteous Rudra, be gracious to our kith and kin.Sacred Books of the East | Various
A thousand medicines are thine, O thou who art freely accessible; do not hurt us through our kith and kin!Sacred Books of the East | Various
I remember hearing of a match at Ottery, where he was one of an eleven of Coleridge kith and kin against the rest of Devon.Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for kith
one's friends and acquaintances (esp in the phrase kith and kin)
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