plural noun

kins·​folk ˈkinz-ˌfōk How to pronounce kinsfolk (audio)

Examples of kinsfolk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This story was updated at 1:46 p.m. on Sept. 7 to replace the word kids with kinsfolk in a quote. Alander Rocha, al, 7 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kinsfolk was in the 15th century

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“Kinsfolk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


noun plural
kins·​folk ˈkinz-ˌfōk How to pronounce kinsfolk (audio)

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