[kraws-kuhz-uh n, kros-]
- a cousin who is the child either of one's mother's brother or one's father's sister.
Compare parallel cousin.
Origin of cross-cousin
First recorded in 1930–35
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Tsoay was one of the youngest of their group, Buck's own cross-cousin and near-brother.The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
Certain of the features which follow from the cross-cousin marriage may be the result of another marriage regulation.
One feature, however, of the system of relationship is just such as would follow from the cross-cousin marriage.
These usages are exactly such as would follow from the cross-cousin marriage.
Similarly, a woman calls her cross-cousin she-chay-she, while her husbands brother and her sisters husband are called she-chay.