cous·​in-ger·​man ˌkə-zən-ˈjər-mən How to pronounce cousin-german (audio)
plural cousins-german ˌkə-zənz-ˈjər-mən How to pronounce cousin-german (audio)

Word History


Middle English cosin germain, from Middle French, from Old French, from cosin + germain german

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cousin-german was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near cousin-german

Cite this Entry

“Cousin-german.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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