close-knit


close–knit

adjective \ˈklōs-ˈnit\

—used to describe a group of people who care about each other and who are very friendly with each other

Full Definition of CLOSE-KNIT

:  bound together by intimate social or cultural ties or by close economic or political ties <close–knit families>

First Known Use of CLOSE-KNIT

1926

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