kith

[ kith ]
/ kɪθ /

noun

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.

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Origin of kith

before 900; Middle English; Old English cȳth, earlier cȳththu kinship, knowledge, equivalent to cūth couth2 + -thu -th1; akin to Gothic kunthi, German Kunde knowledge

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH kith

kin kith
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British Dictionary definitions for kith

kith
/ (kɪθ) /

noun

one's friends and acquaintances (esp in the phrase kith and kin)

Word Origin for kith

Old English cӯthth, from cūth; see uncouth
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