It is not in Europe only, that the country cousin furnishes food for laughter to his relatives in the towns.
Have you no uncle or country cousin about my weight and build?'
The reader is like a country cousin in the metropolis bewildered by a host of new sensations.
Camilla, attempting to smile, promised to play the country cousin no more.
These cousins were rather apt to attempt the city-cousin rôle, and to treat her as a country cousin and poor relation.
When one is only a sort of country cousin, a colonial, just come to town!
It comes from the country cousin, and is generally in these words or thereabouts: "What piece ought we to take tickets for?"
A sergeant in my company, a Galway man, has a country cousin in the barracks who knows all about it.
Nature was a lady she didn't recognize: a country cousin she'd never met.
Thus, the country cousin within our gates is more learned in the stock sights of town than townsfolk themselves.
A distant though related person or thing: This was country cousin to a myth that floated around St. Louis earlier, about a major utility that ordered six thousand body bags with its name imprinted on them
[1770+; The date refers to the sense ''an unsophisticated rustic relative'']