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[kraws-kuhz-uh n, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌkʌz ən, ˈkrɒs-/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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.

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