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[kuhz-uh n-lee] /ˈkʌz ən li/
like or befitting a cousin.
Origin of cousinly
First recorded in 1805-15; cousin + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Still, I could leave it once in a while to make a cousinly call.

    The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug

    Arthur Scott Bailey
  • And everybody knows that there is nothing worse than a cousinly quarrel.

    The Tale of Bobby Bobolink Arthur Scott Bailey
  • "I do not think it is quite kind and cousinly," she said, rather seriously.

    Mollie's Prince

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Altogether, their conversation got very close and affectionate and cousinly.

  • On the other hand the Yankees have for the Jews a cousinly feeling.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • Loud and hearty was his cousinly greeting to his young kinsman.

    With the Black Prince

    William Osborn Stoddard
  • For teasing was a cousinly privilege which he often exercised.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • But there was no indication of reluctance to cousinly recognition.

  • "Never you mind about his legs, you old bladder-head," says Eli, cousinly.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
  • A man does not neglect a fresh practice for cousinly affection.

    A Daughter of the Vine

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

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