plural nieces
: a daughter of one's brother, sister, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law

Examples of niece in a Sentence

If he's my uncle, then I'm his niece.
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Word History


Middle English nece granddaughter, niece, from Anglo-French nece, niece, from Late Latin neptia, from Latin neptis; akin to Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew — more at nephew

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of niece was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Niece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a daughter of one's brother, sister, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law

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