In other words, is there a collective term for describing your siblings and yourself?

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    Isn't it 'children'? – Mitch Nov 4 '19 at 19:38
  • I'm looking for something that would be in relation to one's self, ie a single word to use in place of "my siblings and I." – Quangdao Nguyen Nov 4 '19 at 20:01
  • Is there such a word in your native language? If so, what is it? and is there one for 'siblings'? and one for 'children'? How do they all compare? – Mitch Nov 4 '19 at 20:11
  • There realky isn’t. In different registers there’s: “My siblings and I” (formal), “All the kids in my family” (informal), “Me and my brothers and sisters” (colloquial), “Me and my siblings” (colloquial trying to be formal) “All us kids” (colloquial)... – Jim Nov 4 '19 at 21:00
  • This question cannot be answered in abstract if some of their parents' children are not the children of both parents. In some happy families everyone is happy to call their step-siblings 'brother' of 'sister' without any qualification. In that case the answer to the question is 'My siblings'. But sometimes, regrettably, a child might feel unable to claim any closer relationship than, say, 'My stepmother's children', and that term could be uttered with an intonation full of meaning. – JeremyC Nov 4 '19 at 22:53

The phrase sibling group is sometimes used for this: eg

"being the youngest of my sibling group of five" — Through My Eyes...


"there were seven boys of my sibling group who served in various military units during World War II" — A Year in the Life of a Cowboy

However, it is also used to refer to a group of siblings that you are not necessarily a part of (eg one you have adopted).

The most common way to describe this is certainly to say "my siblings and I" or, informally, "me and my brothers and sisters".

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You might describe them as a brood, but it often has negative connotations.


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“Offspring”: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offspring

> off·​spring | \ ˈȯf-ˌspriŋ \

the product of the reproductive processes of an animal or plant : YOUNG, PROGENY

CHILD a mother of numerous offspring

Synonyms: fruit, get, issue, posterity, progeny, seed, spawn

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