cater-cousin

noun

ca·​ter-cous·​in ˈkā-tər-ˌkə-zᵊn How to pronounce cater-cousin (audio)
: an intimate friend

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from obsolete cater buyer of provisions

First Known Use

1519, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cater-cousin was in 1519

Dictionary Entries Near cater-cousin

Cite this Entry

“Cater-cousin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cater-cousin. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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