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

  • One's acquaintances and relatives.
  • One's relatives.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. both friends and family

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. kindred more or less remote.


Middle English kith, from Old English cȳth, kinsfolk, neighbors.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Literally, albeit archaically, friends (“kith”) and family (“kin”). (Wiktionary)


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