: bound together by intimate social or cultural ties or by close economic or political ties
close-knit families

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of close-knit was in 1926

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“Close-knit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close-knit. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

close-knit

adjective
ˈklō-ˈsnit
: bound together by feelings of very close association
a close-knit family
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