first cousin


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Recent Examples on the Web On the line was Grisanti’s first cousin, detective Mark Costantino, who asked the judge to explain what happened. Washington Post, "A shirtless New York Supreme Court judge shoved a police officer. He wasn’t charged.," 15 Oct. 2020 The genetic markers in your body are closer to those of your first cousin than your third. Nicholas Thompson, Wired, "A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack," 2 Nov. 2020 Last weekend, the granddaughter of Princess Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin, tied the knot in a private ceremony in London. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "There Was a Secret Royal Wedding Last Weekend," 1 Oct. 2020 While Evans was pitching in fall ball, his other first cousin, Jaurice Patton, was murdered by an acquaintance. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "‘Get there for them’: After deaths of 2 close friends, Rangers’ DeMarcus Evans works for MLB debut with elevated purpose," 28 Aug. 2020 One of the county’s two deaths was his father-in-law’s first cousin. Washington Post, "This rural Virginia community thought it could escape the pandemic. Now, it has among the highest number of new cases in the state.," 20 Aug. 2020 Queen Elizabeth's first cousin once removed, chose to share her particular talent with the world. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Lady Gabriella Windsor Releases Her First Single," 24 Aug. 2020 The 10 children who died in a 2018 Little Village fire were for the most part first cousins. Morgan Greene,, "10 children were killed a year ago in one of Chicago’s deadliest fires. The cause is still unknown, and officials have been mostly silent.," 22 Aug. 2019 Concepts similar enough to pass as first cousins on the misinformation family tree have proliferated in social media spaces that do not usually cross or blend. NBC News, "Coronavirus misinformation crosses divides to infect black social media," 2 May 2020

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First Known Use of first cousin

1649, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2020

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“First cousin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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first cousin


English Language Learners Definition of first cousin

: a child of your aunt or uncle : a

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