nephew

noun neph·ew \ ˈne-(ˌ)fyü , chiefly British -(ˌ)vyü \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of nephew

1 a : a son of one's brother or sister or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law
b : an illegitimate (see illegitimate 1) son of an ecclesiastic
2 obsolete : a lineal (see lineal 3) descendant; especially : grandson

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Origin and Etymology of nephew

Middle English nevew, from Anglo-French nevou, neveu, from Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew; akin to Old English nefa grandson, nephew, Sanskrit napāt grandson


NEPHEW Defined for English Language Learners

nephew

Definition of nephew for English Language Learners

  • : a son of your brother or sister


NEPHEW Defined for Kids

nephew

noun neph·ew \ ˈne-fyü \

Definition of nephew for Students

: a son of a person's brother or sister


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