cater-cousin

[ key-ter-kuhz-uh n ]
/ ˈkeɪ tərˌkʌz ən /

noun

an intimate friend.
Obsolete. a cousin.

Nearby words

  1. catenation,
  2. catenoid,
  3. catenulate,
  4. cater,
  5. cater-cornered,
  6. cateran,
  7. caterer,
  8. caterina,
  9. catering,
  10. caterpillar

Origin of cater-cousin

1540–50; perhaps cater + cousin, though original literal sense is unclear

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British Dictionary definitions for cater-cousin

cater-cousin

/ (ˈkeɪtəˌkʌzən) /

noun

archaic a close friend

Word Origin for cater-cousin

C16: perhaps from obsolete cater caterer; for sense, compare foster, as in foster brother, etc

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