Word Origin Old English cȳthth, of Germanic origin; related to couth. The original senses were ‘knowledge’, ‘ native land’, and ‘friends and neighbours’. The phrase kith and kin originally denoted one's country and relatives; later one's friends and relatives.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//kɪθ//; NAmE NAmE//kɪθ//
(old-fashioned) friends and relatives More Like This Alliteration in idioms belt and braces, black and blue, born and bred, chalk and cheese, chop and change, done and dusted, down and dirty, in dribs and drabs, eat somebody out of house and home, facts and figures, fast and furious, first and foremost, forgive and forget, hale and hearty, hem and haw, kith and kin, mix and match, part and parcel, puff and pant, to rack and ruin, rant and rave, risk life and limb, short and sweet, signed and sealed, spic and span, through thick and thin, this and that, top and tail, tried and tested, wax and waneSee worksheet.
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