Definitions for nephewˈnɛf yu; esp. Brit. ˈnɛv yu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nephew(noun)

    a son of your brother or sister


  1. nephew(Noun)

    A son of one's sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either a son of one's brother (fraternal nephew) or a son of one's sister (sororal nephew).

  2. Origin: From nevew, neveu, from neveu, from nepotem, accusative of nepos, from nepot-. Cognate with nefa. More at neve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nephew(noun)

    a grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant

  2. Nephew(noun)

    a cousin

  3. Nephew(noun)

    the son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law

  4. Origin: [OE. neveu, nevou, nevu, fr. F. neveu, OF. also, nevou, L. nepos; akin to AS. nefa, D. neef, G. neffe, OHG. nevo, Icel. nefi a kinsman, Gr. ne`podes, pl., brood, young, Skr. nept grandson, descendant. 262. Cf. Niece, Nepotism.]


  1. Nephew

    Nephew is a Danish rock band, formed in 1996, in Århus. They had their breakthrough in 2004 with the release of their second album USADSB. The release coincided with lead singer Simon Kvamm's highly successful appearances on Danish television in the cult comedy show Drengene fra Angora, which helped boost the band's popularity. USADSB went double platinum in Denmark and spawned six hit singles. The band uses an unusual mixture of Danish and English in their lyrics; they started singing mostly in English with just a few Danish lyrics, but gradually, they have been using Danish more frequently in their songs. The band considers Depeche Mode as one of its major influences.

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