kissing cousin

noun

Definition of kissing cousin

1 :one that is closely related in kind to something else
2 :a person and especially a relative whom one knows well enough to kiss more or less formally upon meeting

First Known Use of kissing cousin

1941


KISSING COUSIN Defined for English Language Learners

kissing cousin

noun

Definition of kissing cousin for English Language Learners

  • : a person and especially a relative who you know well enough to kiss in a formal way when you meet


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