kissing cousin


kissing cousin

noun

: a person and especially a relative who you know well enough to kiss in a formal way when you meet

Full Definition of KISSING COUSIN

1
:  a person and especially a relative whom one knows well enough to kiss more or less formally upon meeting
2
:  one that is closely related in kind to something else

First Known Use of KISSING COUSIN

1941

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: kissing dance
Previous Word in the Dictionary: kissing bug
All Words Near: kissing cousin

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up kissing cousin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).