[kuhz-uh n-jur-muh n]

Origin of cousin-german

First recorded in 1250–1300, cousin-german is from the Middle English word cosin germain. See cousin, german Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cousin-german

Historical Examples of cousin-german

  • "He is unquestionably her cousin-german," thought M. Moriaz.

  • But on Tuesday next we shall up to the king, your cousin-german.

    Margaret of Anjou

    Jacob Abbott.

  • His mother was my cousin-german, madam, and I cannot say how soon I may call him my nephew.

    The Pilot

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Is not simplicity, as we take it, cousin-german to folly and a quality of reproach?

  • Tathi—Younger brother, sister, or cousin-german (not concubitant).

    The Fijians

    Basil Thomson