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1. cousin

noun. ['ˈkʌzən'] the child of your aunt or uncle.

Synonyms

  • full cousin
  • relation
  • relative
  • first cousin

Antonyms

  • descendant
  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness
  • absolute

Etymology

  • cosin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • consobrinus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Cousin

  • dozen
  • doesn't

Example sentences of the word cousin


1. Noun, singular or mass
Just think of it as the cool older cousin of the Pixar lamp.

Quotes containing the word cousin


1. Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.
- Jeanette Winterson

2. So."[Isobel] cleared her throat. "What are we doing?""We,"[Varen] said at last, "are doing a project on Poe.""Didn't he marry his cousin or something?""The man is a literary god and that's all you have to say?
- Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

3. Infatuation is not quite the same thing as love; it's more like love's shady second cousin who's always borrowing money and can't hold down a job.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

2. cousin-german

noun. the child of your aunt or uncle.

Synonyms

  • relation
  • relative
  • first cousin
  • cousin

Antonyms

  • descendant
  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness
  • absolute
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