first cousin


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Recent Examples on the Web Boyd, the director of operations for the restaurant’s parent company and the first cousin of its owner Bobby George, sat in a hostess chair at the entrance during the protest. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2021 My first cousin, a professional athlete, is getting married. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 Her mom, my first cousin, was always like a cool auntie to me. Kathleen Newman-bremang,, 28 Oct. 2021 And last month, August welcomed his first first cousin when Eugenie's older sister, Princess Beatrice, welcomed her first child, daughter Sienna Elizabeth, with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Lanford Beard,, 12 Oct. 2021 That person shared enough DNA with Jane Seneca Doe to potentially be a first cousin. Alison Bowen,, 28 Oct. 2021 His first cousin was Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis. CNN, 13 Oct. 2021 She was determined not only to make Mrs. Astor grovel but also to marry off her daughter, Consuelo, to the 9th Duke of Marlborough, Winston Churchill’s first cousin. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2021 According to the New York Post, Hayes is the first cousin of NHL stars Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames and Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 24 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of first cousin

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first cousin was in 1649

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24 Nov 2021

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“First cousin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of first cousin

: a child of your aunt or uncle : cousin sense 1a


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