An example of a cousin is the baby born to your mother's sister.
Our Mexican cousins.
Our Canadian cousins.
Origin of cousin
- Middle English cosin a relative from Old French from Latin cōnsōbrīnus cousin com- com- sōbrīnus cousin on the mother's side swesor- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French cosin, from Latin cōnsōbrīnus, from com- + sōbrīnus.