kinfolk

plural noun kin·folk \ ˈkin-ˌfōk \
variants: or kinfolks

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First Known Use of kinfolk

1873


KINFOLK Defined for English Language Learners

kinfolk

noun

Definition of kinfolk for English Language Learners

  • : a person's relatives


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kinfolk

noun kin·folk \ ˈkin-ˌfōk \

Definition of kinfolk for Students

: 2kindred 2

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