Today's word of the day is:

 

Kith

 

Dictionary.com defines kith as:

 

noun

acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group.
kindred.
a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common language, customs, economy, etc., usually endogamous.
Alan looked forward to the annual block party as a way to stay connected with his kith.