Definition of niece
1 : a daughter of one's brother, sister, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law
2 : an illegitimate daughter of an ecclesiastic
Examples of niece in a sentence
If he's my uncle, then I'm his niece.
Origin and Etymology of niece
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
NIECE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of niece for English Language Learners
: a daughter of your brother or sister
NIECE Defined for Kids
Definition of niece for Students
: a daughter of a person's brother or sister
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