Definition of cousin
- Rural children deserve as good an education as their city cousins get.
- —Benjamin Fine
- our English cousins
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
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: 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
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