What does the word kin mean?

Usage examples for kin

  1. I know hit 's ha'd, but we got to do de bes' we kin. – The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. No, ma'am, she ain't my hired housekeeper; no ma'am, she ain't no relation of mine; that is, no born blood kin. – The Loves of Ambrose by Margaret Vandercook