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kinfolk

[kin-fohk] /ˈkɪnˌfoʊk/
plural noun, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
relatives or kindred.
Also, kinfolks, kinsfolk.
Origin of kinfolk
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English kinnes-folk; see kin, folk
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kinfolk

/ˈkɪnˌfəʊk/
plural noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) another word for kinsfolk
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Word Origin and History for kinfolk
n.

also kin-folk, 1802, principally American English, but the earliest references are British, from kin (n.) + folk (n.). Kinsfolk is recorded from 1844.

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