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There may not be anything better than in my title, but I have an idea I'm missing something. Is there a good way of expressing close friends of a family. The original and closest friendship may be with a generation now passed on, but a family-like relationship still exists.

The best I can come up with is honorary aunt/uncle/grandparent, but that's a little specific.

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    Why not the selfsame '(close) family friend' you used in the title? – Armen Ծիրունյան Oct 10 '13 at 8:19
  • You don't find intimates quite fit the task? – Talia Ford Oct 10 '13 at 8:26
  • @ArmenԾիրունյան that might have to do, I just felt like there might be something better. – Chris H Oct 10 '13 at 8:34
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How about cherished friends, since you hold them dear and have a fond affection for them?

EDIT: Following @TrevorD's comment below I propose that the most suitable idiom is - like one of the family.

  • That doesn't convey the notion of a family friend. – TrevorD Oct 11 '13 at 0:00
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There are terms like loved ones and intimates, but their use depends on the nature of the relationships being described.

  • And they don't convey the notion of family friends. – TrevorD Oct 11 '13 at 0:01

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