second cousin

noun

Definition of second cousin

: the child of one's parent's first cousin

Examples of second cousin in a Sentence

Susan is my second cousin.
Recent Examples on the Web Your high school friend who moved three states away or your second cousin will be in your audience. Sam Mehrbod, Forbes, "Why Real Estate Instagram And Facebook Ads Fail, And How To Fix Them," 1 Mar. 2021 And each episode could be unspeakably gory, as the cutting-edge medicine of the year 1900 looked like a second cousin to barbarism by 2015. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, "Steven Soderbergh on the Gore, the Grind, and the Glory of Making ‘The Knick’," 25 Feb. 2021 Which means the newest royals will grow up very close in age, boding very well for a close second cousin friendship! Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie's Pregnancies Strengthened Their Bond," 24 Feb. 2021 Broadway is a second cousin to former Hog cornerback Ramon Broadway. Richard Davenport, Arkansas Online, "4-star RB Isaiah Broadway comes back home," 27 Jan. 2021 Ann Satterthwaite, 89, Lund’s second cousin, called him after he had been admitted to the hospital in late November for breathing problems. Washington Post, "Charlie Lund, former UDC English professor with a passion for learning, dies of covid-19," 29 Dec. 2020 She was first engaged to marry Prince Albert Victor, the eldest son of Edward VII and her second cousin once removed, but after Albert’s sudden death in 1892, Mary agreed to marry his brother, the future King George V. Michael Stillwell, Town & Country, "The British Royal Family Tree," 11 Nov. 2020 Cindy McCarty, who is Wojtas' second cousin and nominated her for Homegrown Hero, admires how much her relative cares for people. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "With her genuine heart, UH Parma Medical Center’s Amanda Rich Wojtas was meant to be a nurse: Homegrown Heroes 2020," 8 Nov. 2020 Last October, Kaper visited Mumbai and contacted the man through his second cousin. Bhavya Dore, Quartz, "Despite mixed results, south Asian adoptees turn to DNA tests," 20 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'second cousin.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of second cousin

1660, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about second cousin

Time Traveler for second cousin

Time Traveler

The first known use of second cousin was in 1660

See more words from the same year

Statistics for second cousin

Last Updated

3 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Second cousin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second%20cousin. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for second cousin

second cousin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of second cousin

: a child of your parent's cousin

Comments on second cousin

What made you want to look up second cousin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!