Cousin Jack

noun
\ ˌkə-zən-ˈjak How to pronounce Cousin Jack (audio) \

Definition of Cousin Jack

: cornishman especially : a Cornish miner

First Known Use of Cousin Jack

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Cousin Jack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cousin%20Jack. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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