“My cousin told me they are just outside Kabul,” the other answered in a whisper.
After the match, he started fighting with my cousin, and he took out a knife and he killed him.
She was sent to Melbourne to live with her cousin, a member of the Sapphires, thus setting in motion the events that took place.
I grew up in upstate New York, and my dad would run wire all through the house just so he could pick up WCBS-FM and cousin Brucie.
Scott argued with his cousin James outside their family deli, on the night of Feb. 28.
But the hideous doctrines which his cousin had preached to him were not without their effect.
They dwarfed the cause of her anger; they left her calm and serene, a cousin to the Superwoman.
She had been asked to marry him by her cousin Mr Ball, and she had almost yielded.
We shall have no passengers but my father, the Tiffanys, and my cousin.
Marty did not hint to his cousin that he suspected her intention.
mid-12c., from Old French cosin (12c., Modern French cousin) "nephew, kinsman, cousin," from Latin consobrinus "cousin," originally "mother's sister's son," from com- "together" (see com-) + sobrinus (earlier *sosrinos) "cousin on mother's side," from soror (genitive sororis) "sister."
Italian cugino, Danish kusine, Polish kuzyn also are from French. German vetter is from Old High German fetiro "uncle," perhaps on the notion of "child of uncle." Words for cousin tend to drift to "nephew" on the notion of "father's nephew."
Many IE languages (including Irish, Sanskrit, Slavic, and some of the Germanic tongues) have or had separate words for some or all of the eight possible "cousin" relationships, e.g. Latin, which along with consobrinus had consobrina "mother's sister's daughter," patruelis "father's brother's son," atruelis "mother's brother's son," amitinus "father's sister's son," etc. Old English distinguished fæderan sunu "father's brother's son," modrigan sunu "mother's sister's son," etc.
Used familiarly as a term of address since early 15c., especially in Cornwall. Phrase kissing cousin is Southern U.S. expression, 1940s, apparently denoting "those close enough to be kissed in salutation;" Kentish cousin (1796) is an old British term for "distant relative."