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nephew

noun neph·ew \ˈne-(ˌ)fyü, chiefly British -(ˌ)vyü\

: a son of your brother or sister

Full Definition of NEPHEW

1
a :  a son of one's brother or sister or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law
b :  an illegitimate son of an ecclesiastic
2
obsolete :  a lineal descendant; especially :  grandson
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Origin of NEPHEW

Middle English nevew, from Anglo-French nevou, neveu, from Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew; akin to Old English nefa grandson, nephew, Sanskrit napāt grandson
First Known Use: 14th century
NEPHEW Defined for Kids

nephew

noun neph·ew \ˈne-fyü\

Definition of NEPHEW for Kids

:  a son of a person's brother or sister

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