1. acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group.
3. a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common language, customs, economy, etc., usually endogamous.
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Origin: before 900; Middle English; Old English cȳth, earlier cȳththu kinship, knowledge, equivalent to cūth couth2 + -thu -th1; akin to Gothic kunthi, German Kunde knowledge
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