Variant of cousin
- Obsolete a collateral relative more distant than a brother or sister, descended from a common ancestor
- the son or daughter of one's uncle or aunt: also called first cousin, full cousin, or cousin-german: one's second cousin is a child of one's parent's first cousin; one's first cousin once removed is a child of one's first cousin (or, conversely, a first cousin of one's parent)
- loosely any relative by blood or marriage
- a person or thing thought of as somehow related to another: our Mexican cousins
- a title of address used by one sovereign to another sovereign or to a nobleman
Origin: Middle English cosin ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin consobrinus, origin, originally , child of a mother's sister, also cousin, relation ; from com-, with plush sobrinus, cousin on the mother's side ; from base of soror, sister
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