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kith Syllabification: kith

Definition of kith in English:


(in phrase kith and kin or kith or kin)
One’s friends, acquaintances, and relations: a widow without kith or kin
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  • About 70 families turned up for the event along with their kith and kin to exchange their greetings and their cherished memories.
  • She has brought light in the lives of unfortunate children, most of who have been abandoned by their kith and kin.
  • Our last meal in Paris which was bittersweet - it's hard to leave since it's been such a fun trip - but we all miss kith and kin and our own beds in our own homes and will be glad to regain them.


Old English cȳth, of Germanic origin; related to couth. The original senses were 'knowledge,' 'one's native land,' and 'friends and neighbors' The phrase kith and kin originally denoted one's country and relatives; later one's friends and relatives.

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