nonkin

noun
non·​kin | \ ˌnän-ˈkin How to pronounce nonkin (audio) \

Definition of nonkin

: people who are not one's kin : those who are not members of one's family or related by blood … households that included nonkin, such as boarders and lodgers— Emily Skop et al. generous toward kin and nonkin alike

First Known Use of nonkin

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonkin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonkin. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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