- cousin(def 1).
- anything or anyone closely related to or resembling another: The film producer tried not to make the movie a first cousin to his last hit.
Origin of first cousin
Examples from the Web for first cousin
You have a brother-in-law and a first-cousin in Parliament, and your father was an admiral.The Eustace Diamonds
I'm interested in the case, of course, as his wife is my first-cousin.
"Her first-cousin once removed," said the squire, who was accurate in these matters.
She had it from her friend the Marchioness of Pelby, who was Evelyn's first-cousin.Van Bibber and Others
Richard Harding Davis
His first-cousin, mechanically, was what we called the wind-up-the-watch insect.The Land of Footprints
Stewart Edward White
Idioms and Phrases with first cousin
A close relation or resemblance to someone or something, as in This new machine is a first cousin to the previous model. The figurative use of cousin, which literally means “the child of one's aunt or uncle,” dates from the 1300s.