Definition of cousin
2 : one associated with or related to another : counterpart Rural children deserve as good an education as their city cousins get. — Benjamin Fine
3 —used as a title by a sovereign in addressing a nobleman
4 : a person of a race or people ethnically or culturally related our English cousins
cousinhoodplay \ˈkə-zən-ˌhu̇d\ noun
cousinshipplay \ˈkə-zən-ˌship\ noun
Examples of cousin in a Sentence
Everyone came to the wedding, including a distant cousin no one had heard from in years.
The cricket is a cousin of the grasshopper.
hurricanes and their cousins, typhoons
Recent Examples of cousin from the Web
Danno even gave up part of his liver to save Steve; Adam sacrificed himself to the Yakuza to save Kono (twice!); and Chin lost his beloved wife in part to save his cousin.
With Blake skating alongside his brother, Chad Pietila, and cousin, Aaron Pietila, the program became competitive for the first time since its heyday in the 1960s and ’70s, when the Huskies won three national championships.
Long before Freddie Gray’s death, Khalil’s teenage cousin was shot and killed by police in his home.
Falah took out his phone and dialed Abu Ammar, his cousin and best friend.
Well, there are two types of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVB rays, which cause sunburn, and their longer, scarier cousin UVA rays, which hit your skin at a deeper level, potentially causing skin cancer.
A cousin of Fidyka’s who is a doctor read about Tabakow in a newspaper and urged Fidyka to visit Wrocław and ask to become a patient.
First cousins have, on average, an eighth of their genes in common.
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Origin and Etymology of cousin
Middle English cosin, from Anglo-French cusin, cosin, from Latin consobrinus, from com- + sobrinus second cousin, from soror sister — more at sister
First Known Use: 13th century
Definition of Cousin
Victor 1792–1867 French philosopher
COUSIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cousin for English Language Learners
: a child of your uncle or aunt
: a person who is related to you but not in a close or direct way
: a person who is from another country but whose culture is similar to your own
COUSIN Defined for Kids
Definition of cousin for Students
: a child of a person's uncle or aunt
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