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 (kĭn′fōk′) also kins·folk (kĭnz′-) or kin·folks (kĭn′fōks′)
Relatives; kindred.


(ˈkɪnˌfəʊk) or


pl n
chiefly US and Canadian another word for kinsfolk


relatives or kindred.


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinfolk - people descended from a common ancestorkinfolk - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
people - members of a family line; "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
homefolk - the people of your home locality (especially your own family); "he wrote his homefolk every day"
house - aristocratic family line; "the House of York"
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
gens, name - family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
blood line, bloodline, ancestry, lineage, pedigree, stemma, line of descent, parentage, blood, origin, descent, stock, line - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"


also kinsfolk or kinfolks

One's relatives collectively:
References in classic literature ?
A gun cracked among the rocks to the right, and Negore heard the war-yell of all his tribe, and for an instant saw the rocks and bushes bristle alive with his kinfolk.
The gorgeous homes featured in The Kinfolk Home (Artisan, 2015; $35) show how creative paring down can be.
It evokes images of gun-toting vigilantes hell-bent on defending their kinfolk, igniting bitter grudges and spewing violence spanning generations.
She expressed the hope that the two songs will remind them of "a bowl of water, a glass of wine, a cloud, a lifetime love" - nostalgic themes meant to remind the listener of their hometown and enable them to experience the warmth of home and the concern that their kinfolk "back home" feel for them.
The property is located within one block of The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Brewery and Kinfolk.
The festive season will not be the same for the whole of Scotland and, on Christmas Day, we will think of our kinfolk in Glasgow as they come to terms with this tragedy.
Then he picked up his sword and went out to join in the defense of the Muslims along with his kinfolk who had already accepted Islam.
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Beach Store Cafe, Kinfolk and Fodder LLC, Jason Brubaker, Tess Winds-Johnson, Craig Miller, and Ines Maureen Pitti Miller applied for a new license to serve beer/wine in a restaurant at 2200 N.
Taking his life in his hands, most of his kinfolk would avoid anywhere with even a passing reference to Wolves, the audacious rodent scurried around, found nothing to boost his winter stocks and made a swift exit.
Barack Obama's African kinfolk came from Kenya, a nation on Africa's east side, and the African continent is far too big to entertain the likelihood that American slave traders hiked over to East Africa to capture slaves for the Americas.
This might provide a wake-up call for him, but you definitely need to stop being pushed around and put in awkward positions by your quarrelling kinfolk.