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cater-cousin

[ key-ter-kuhz-uhn ]
/ ˈkeɪ tərˌkʌz ən /
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noun
an intimate friend.
Obsolete. a cousin.
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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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