What does cousin mean?

Definitions for cousin
ˈkʌz əncousin

Here are all the possible meanings 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

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  

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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. Jacqueline Maloney:

    I would beg both Houses of Congress, I would beg the American people to please look around and understand that federal workers, we have a face — we have families, we might be a neighbor, your best friend, your best friend's mom, your aunt, your cousin. We are everywhere.

  2. Yascha Mounk:

    Over the past days...( replacement theory) has, for very good reason, been widely condemned, but the uncomfortable truth is that a less conspiratorial cousin of it has long been embraced in mainstream public discourse. In fact, it is one of the few things that both liberals and conservatives, both Democrats and Republicans, can now agree on.

  3. Elissa Wall:

    I was now the property of my cousin. And no matter how resistant I was to him, his job was to get me into submission as quickly as possible… Then the sexual abuse came later as he started to force himself on me and force that my role as a wife was to be at his beck and call and to have his children. And when I became resistant to that, then the physical abuse started to take over. And I think the frustration of my cousin, his frustration of being judged for not being a good man because his wife wasn’t submissive and she wasn’t good — that all compounded the problem. i felt like something was going terribly wrong.

  4. Jemiah Johnson:

    I went to a CPS school and it was just too many people in the classroom, i couldn't focus because all my friends was there. And I transferred to PLA. It was a smaller environment and my cousin and all of them graduated from PLA and they were telling me how good the school was … They helped me get a job. They helped me to be who I am today.

  5. Zainab Bunduka:

    I have a cousin who is here right now and she's even scared to go outside to 34th street.

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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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