Kith-and-kin definition

kĭth ən kĭn
One's acquaintances and relatives.
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One's relatives.
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Both friends and family.
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Origin of kith-and-kin

  • Middle English kith from Old English cȳth kinsfolk, neighbors gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Literally, albeit archaically, friends (“kith") and family (“kin").

    From Wiktionary