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1. nephew

noun. ['ˈnɛfjuː'] a son of your brother or sister.

Synonyms

  • grandnephew
  • great-nephew

Antonyms

  • female sibling
  • aunt
  • kinswoman

Etymology

  • nevew (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Nephew

  • leffew

How do you pronounce nephew?

Pronounce nephew as ˈnɛfju.

US - How to pronounce nephew in American English

UK - How to pronounce nephew in British English

How to spell nephew? Is it neipu? Or nefew? Common misspellings are:

  • neipu
  • nefew

Example sentences of the word nephew


1. Adjective
A qualifying child can be a grandchild, stepchild, younger sibling, or a niece or nephew.

2. Adverb
One family member might wish to add a son, daughter, niece or nephew to the existing deed.

3. Noun, singular or mass
For example, a grandchild or nephew may be a qualifying child.

Quotes containing the word nephew


1. My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it's my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There's no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
- Abby Wambach

2. great-nephew

noun. a son of your niece or nephew.

Synonyms

  • nephew

Antonyms

  • kinswoman
  • grandniece
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