What does Cousin mean?

Definitions for Cousin
ˈkʌz əncousin

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Cousin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cousin, first cousin, cousin-german, full cousinnoun

    the child of your aunt or uncle

Wiktionary

  1. cousinnoun

    The son or daughter of a person's uncle or aunt; a first cousin.

  2. cousinnoun

    Any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant; one more distantly related than an uncle, aunt, granduncle, grandaunt, nephew, niece, grandnephew, grandniece, etc.

  3. Etymology: From cosin, from consobrinus, from com- + sobrinus

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COUSINnoun

    Any one collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister.

    Etymology: cousin, Fr. consanguineus, Lat.

    Macbeth unseam’d him from the nape to th’ chops,
    And fix’d his head upon our battlements.
    —— Oh, valiant cousin! worthy gentleman. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Tybalt, my cousin! O, my brother’s child!
    Unhappy sight! alas, the blood is spill’d
    Of my dear kinsman. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Thou art, great lord, my father’s sister’s son,
    And cousin german to great Priam’s seed. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cress.

ChatGPT

  1. cousin

    A cousin is a relative who is a child of one's aunt or uncle. This person shares a common ancestor, such as a grandparent, with you. The term can also be extended to further relationships, where more distant cousins are identified by degrees or removes based on their generational distance from the common ancestor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cousinnoun

    one collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt

  2. Cousinnoun

    a title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl

  3. Cousinnoun

    allied; akin

  4. Etymology: [F. cousin, LL. cosinus, cusinus, contr. from L. consobrinus the child of a mother's sister, cousin; con- + sobrinus a cousin by the mother's side, a form derived fr. soror (for sosor) sister. See Sister, and cf. Cozen, Coz.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cousin

    kuz′n, n. formerly a kinsman generally; now, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt: a term used by a sovereign in addressing another, or to one of his own noblemen: something kindred or related to another.—ns. Cous′in-ger′man, a first cousin: something closely related; Cous′inhood, Cous′inship.—adj. Cous′inly, like, or having the relation of, a cousin.—n. Cous′inry, cousins collectively.—First cousins, children of brothers and sisters—also called Cousins-german, Full cousins; First cousin once removed, the son or daughter of a cousin-german—sometimes loosely called Second cousin; Second cousins, the children of first cousins. [Fr.,—L. consobrinuscon, sig. connection, and sobrinus for sororinus, applied to the children of sisters—soror, a sister.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Cousin

    A relative of The same line and generation With Who a person have one or more same Grandparents or Great-Grandparents/Ancestors in The Common, other than The parents, thus, The First Cousins have The Same Grandparents in The Common, The Second Cousins have The Same Great-Grandparents in The Common, The Third Cousins have The Same Great-Great-Grandparents in The Common, The Remoted Cousins have The Same Remoted Ancestors in The Common etc.

    Cousins more Remoted than The Brothers Are.


    Submitted by fcatana14@gmail.com on September 11, 2020  


  2. cousinnoun

    Cooperative bloodline or lawful title as partners not named; but used by a speaker to refer to themselves as expressing within a period of time. 1.) A child of one's uncle or aunt. A person belonging to the same extended family. A thing related or analogous to another.

    Me and my cousin one in the same belief.

    Etymology: Family covenant


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on February 27, 2024  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. COUSIN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cousin is ranked #10292 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cousin surname appeared 3,131 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Cousin.

    61.4% or 1,923 total occurrences were Black.
    29.2% or 915 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 126 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.9% or 125 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 18 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cousin' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4039

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cousin' in Nouns Frequency: #1595

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cousin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cousin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Cousin in a Sentence

  1. Kurt Meyer:

    If a highly motivated person drags her mother and her husband and her second cousin twice removed to the polls, then it makes a difference.

  2. Bryan Cranston:

    I saw his face on the news, and my jaw dropped, my cousin called me first and said, ‘Can you believe this?’ The picture of Charlie Manson was the guy on the back of this horse. And we thought for a second, oh my god, what if? It was very freaky, to say the least. Oh, man.

  3. Marissa Lopez:

    They thought it was a hoax, my cousin said the first few sounds they heard were like 6-7, but it was really slow so they thought it was fireworks, firecrackers. Then all of a sudden it was rapid fire just everywhere.

  4. Steve Wilson:

    Lisa Wilson grandmother went to the hospital, was tested, and had Covid and pneumonia, first Lisa Wilsons uncle died, then Lisa Wilson grandmother died and the day after Lisa Wilson grandmother death, my cousin died.

  5. Taylor Negron:

    I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron has just passed away, his mother, his brother Alex and my brother’s wife Renee were all there with him. May he rest in peace.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for Cousin

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  • بنت خال, بنت عم, ابن خالة, ابن عمة, بنت خالة, بنت عمة, ابن خال, ابن عم, ولد عمArabic
  • стрые́чная сястра́, кузэ́н, кузі́на, стрые́чны братBelarusian
  • братовче́дка, братовче́дBulgarian
  • cosí, cosinaCatalan, Valencian
  • bratranec, sestřeniceCzech
  • cefnder, cyfnitherWelsh
  • kusine, fætterDanish
  • entfernte Verwandte, Vetter, Cousine, Kusine, Base, Cousin, entfernter VerwandterGerman
  • daa, fo, tsɛEwe
  • ξάδερφος, [[μακρινός]] [[ξάδερφος]]Greek
  • kuziĉo, kuzino, gekuzo, virkuzo, kuzoEsperanto
  • primo, primaSpanish
  • onutütar, nõbu, onupoeg, tädipoeg, täditütarEstonian
  • lehengusu, lehengusinaBasque
  • دخترعمه, پسردائی, پسرعمو, پسرعمه, دخترخاله, دختردائی, دخترعمو, پسرخالهPersian
  • pikkuserkku, sukulainen, serkkuFinnish
  • systkinabarnFaroese
  • cousine, cousinFrench
  • col ceathrair, col ceatharIrish
  • co-oghaScottish Gaelic
  • primo, prima, curmán, curmáGalician
  • בן-דודה, בת-דוד, דּוֹדָן, בת-דודה, דּוֹדָנִית, בן-דודHebrew
  • चचेरा भाईHindi
  • unokatestvérHungarian
  • զարմիկ, զարմուհիArmenian
  • sepupuIndonesian
  • kuzulo, kuzino, kuzoIdo
  • frændi, frænkaIcelandic
  • cugino, cuginaItalian
  • いとこ, 従兄弟, 従姉妹Japanese
  • illoq, illooraq, illukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ជីដូនមួយKhmer
  • ಸೋದರಸಂಬಂಧಿKannada
  • 사촌Korean
  • ئامۆزاKurdish
  • kenderow, keniterowCornish
  • consobrina, patruelis, frater patruelis, consobrinus, soror patruelisLatin
  • pusbrolis, pusseserėLithuanian
  • brālēns, māsīcaLatvian
  • бра́тучед, брату́чедкаMacedonian
  • sepupuMalay
  • kozijn, neef, volle nicht, nicht, volle neefDutch
  • fetter, kusine, søskenbarnNorwegian
  • cosina, cosinOccitan
  • kuzyn, kuzynkaPolish
  • primo, primaPortuguese
  • cusregna, cusrin, cusdrina, cusregn, cusrina, cusdrinRomansh
  • vară, vărRomanian
  • двою́родный брат, ро́дственница, двою́родная сестра́, кузе́н, кузи́на, ро́дственникRussian
  • fradili, fradibi, fradile, fradiriSardinian
  • oambealle, vilbealle, oarpmealle, vilbaNorthern Sami
  • братић, rođak, братучед, bratić, bratučeda, drugobratučed, rođaka, другобратучеда, рођак, рођака, братучеда, bratučed, другобратучед, drugobratučedaSerbo-Croatian
  • bratranec, sesternicaSlovak
  • bratranec, sestričnaSlovene
  • kusinSwedish
  • binamuSwahili
  • బంధువుTelugu
  • ลูกพี่ลูกน้องThai
  • pinsanTagalog
  • amcaoğlu, dayıçocuğu, dayıoğlu, teyzeoğlu, dayıkızı, teyzekızı, amcaçocuğu, halaçocuğu, halaoğlu, amcakızı, halakızı, teyzeçocuğu, hala kızıTurkish
  • кузи́на, двою́рідний брат, брат у пе́рших, двою́рідна сестра́, кузе́нUkrainian
  • em họ, anh họ, chị họVietnamese
  • hiköstil, jiköstil, köst, hiköst, köstil, jiköstVolapük
  • cuzén, cuzeneWalloon
  • 表姐Chinese

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