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Standard Definition

[n] the child of your aunt or uncle


cousin-german - (4 syllables), first cousin - (3 syllables), full cousin - (3 syllables)

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relation, relative

Misc. Definitions

\Cous"in\ (k?z"'n), n. [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 (forsosor) sister. See {Sister}, and cf. {Cozen}, {Coz}.]
1. One collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt. Note: The children of brothers and sisters are usually denominated first cousins, or cousins-german. In the second generation, they are called second cousins. See {Cater-cousin}, and {Quater-cousin}. Thou art, great lord, my father's sister's son, A cousin-german to great Priam's seed. --Shak.
2. 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. My noble lords and cousins, all, good morrow. --Shak.
\Cous"in\, n. Allied; akin. [Obs.] --Chaucer.