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cousin-german

[kuhz-uh n-jur-muh n]
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noun, plural cous·ins-ger·man [kuhz-uh nz-jur-muh n] /ˈkʌz ənzˈdʒɜr mən/.
  1. Archaic. cousin(def 1).
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Origin of cousin-german

First recorded in 1250–1300, cousin-german is from the Middle English word cosin germain. See cousin, german
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Examples from the Web for cousin-german

Historical Examples

  • "He is unquestionably her cousin-german," thought M. Moriaz.

    Samuel Brohl & Company

    Victor Cherbuliez

  • But on Tuesday next we shall up to the king, your cousin-german.

    Margaret of Anjou

    Jacob Abbott.

  • His mother was my cousin-german, madam, and I cannot say how soon I may call him my nephew.

    The Pilot

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Is not simplicity, as we take it, cousin-german to folly and a quality of reproach?

  • Tathi—Younger brother, sister, or cousin-german (not concubitant).

    The Fijians

    Basil Thomson