first cousin

noun

Examples of first cousin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his daughter, Princess Maria-Olympia, supported the event on its opening day on July 1, as did Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of Queen Elizabeth's first cousin Prince Michael of Kent. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 9 July 2024 But the post instead shows the set of an alternate solo event held by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – the first cousin of John F. Kennedy Jr. who is running for president as an independent. Joedy McCreary, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 See the Princess of Wales' Best Courtside Looks of All Time Representing the British royal family on day one of the event was Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of Queen Elizabeth's first cousin Prince Michael of Kent. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 But who’s gonna talk to me about the fact that Robert Moses’s grandparents were first cousins?! Blythe Roberson, The New Yorker, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for first cousin 

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of first cousin was in 1649

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“First cousin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20cousin. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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