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kith and kin

Definition of kith and kin

old-fashioned

  1. :  friends and relatives <They invited all their kith and kin to their new home.>



Word by Word Definitions

kithplay
  1. :  familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives

  1. :  a group of persons of common ancestry :  clan

    :  one's relatives :  kindred

    :  kinsman

  1. :  kindred, related


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