close-knit

adjective \ ˈklōs-ˈnit \

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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CLOSE-KNIT Defined for English Language Learners

close-knit

adjective

Definition of close-knit for English Language Learners

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



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