Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A male relative.
  • n. A man sharing the same racial, cultural, or national background as another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male relative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man of the same race or family; one related by blood, or, more loosely, by marriage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a male relative

Etymologies

kin’s +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Charles will come together, if they can but shake off wicked Everard, as we call a kinsman, whom Sir Charles has no mind to intro-duce to you, without your leave.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • ‘Whom do you call kinsman?’ asked old Martin sternly.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • 'Whom do you call kinsman?' asked old Martin sternly.

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • "And that fat bearded one yonder, the Dogra whom you call my kinsman?

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • “They call my kinsman Ludovic with the Scar,” said Quentin.

    Quentin Durward

  • Yea, and I am sorry for Orestes, hapless youth, who is called my kinsman, to think that he should ever return to Argos and behold his sister's wretched marriage.

    Electra

  • Now let Pylades take his maiden wife and bear her to his home in Achaea; also he must conduct thy so-called kinsman to the land of Phocis, and there reward him well.

    Electra

  • Volumnia, in the course of her bird – like hopping about and pecking at papers, has alighted on a memorandum concerning herself in the event of “anything happening” to her kinsman, which is handsome compensation for an extensive course of reading and holds even the dragon Boredom at bay.

    Bleak House

  • “Your kinsman is a beauty, my lady,” the serving maid answered.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • "If your kinsman is the high priest, perhaps he can assist me in carrying out the aagronis 'errand to discover a possible relationship between pahaantiyirs and your Temple cats."

    Acorna's Rebels

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