noun(in phrase kith and kin or kith or kin)
- One’s friends, acquaintances, and relations: a widow without kith or kinMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of kithDefinition of kith in:
- The British & World English dictionary