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


pl n
chiefly US and Canadian another word for kinsfolk
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relatives or kindred.


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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"
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also kinsfolk or kinfolks

One's relatives collectively:
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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. Then he felt torn asunder by a burst of flame hot through his being, and as he fell he knew the sharp pangs of life as it wrenches at the flesh to be free.
Two sacks of candy were awarded to the winning table of kinfolk.
Catching up with family members that you have not seen in a long time is always an agreeably appealing experience, more so when magnified by a happy and rare occasion.A day from today, my father will be ninety years of age, and at this once-in-a-lifetime milestone, all of us kinfolk's converging back again to the old mothership, almost seems like a tribal thing.
I asked my kinfolk who are Japanese and Filipino to join me.
I start in October, buying for all my kinfolk, in Scotland and abroad as soon as the paper arrives in the shops.
But Johnny Logan, a Cheyenne working on the Bar J, is sure his kinfolk are innocent.
If you didn't know a rancher really well or married his daughter or were one of his kinfolk or best friends, you had to hunt public land.
Kinfolk is also an offender, as are Monocle and Wallpaper.
The songs feature intelligent princesses, hardworking cowboys, pirates with kinfolk, and a unicorn who has to work out his own identity.
In the Kinfolk Revival Tent, musicians from different groups will be gathering for two Fallen Hero sets, honoring the contributions of influential musicians who died this year.
Anyone who's had to deal with a passel of greedy and/or irrational kinfolk when it comes to the fine print of a last will and testament will identify, painfully.