: closely integrated and bound in love or friendship
a tight-knit family

Examples of tight-knit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Joe Biden has two younger brothers, James and Francis Biden Joe Biden comes from a large but tight-knit family. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 Though the family is tight-knit, both Fisher and Cohen have refrained from posting their children on social media. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2023 Still, Avila emphasized that Lahaina is a strong and tight-knit community, and the people will find a way to rebuild from the ground up. Catherine Thorbecke, CNN, 15 Aug. 2023 Fort Smith is one of the larger cities in Arkansas, but the small-business community is tight-knit and works hard to help make Fort Smith a nice place to live. USA TODAY, 13 July 2023 The entire extended family is very tight-knit, supporting Willis after he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a rare condition. Lindsay Tigar, Parents, 13 June 2023 In a sign of how tight-knit the community is, Yolo Superior Court Judge Dan Wolk, a former Davis mayor, opened Friday’s arraignment by disclosing that he too had been touched by the crime. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2023 But online, small but tight-knit fandoms have taken it upon themselves to face down streaming giants over their beloved shows. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 1 May 2023 Sosa said those who have been at the scene are all from the same part of Guatemala, and described the community as tight-knit. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tight-knit was in 1839

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“Tight-knit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tight-knit. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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