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cousin-german

[ kuhz-uhn-jur-muhn ]
/ ˈkʌz ənˈdʒɜr mən /
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noun, plural cous·ins-ger·man [kuhz-uhnz-jur-muhn]. /ˈkʌz ənzˈdʒɜr mən/.

Archaic. cousin (def. 1).

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Origin of cousin-german

First recorded in 1250–1300, cousin-german is from Middle English cosin germain. See cousin, german

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