[ kuhz-uhn-jur-muhn ]

noun,plural cous·ins-ger·man [kuhz-uhnz-jur-muhn]. /ˈkʌz ənzˈdʒɜr mən/.
  1. Archaic. cousin (def. 1).

Origin of cousin-german

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

Words Nearby cousin-german Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cousin-german in a sentence

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

    Margaret of Anjou | Jacob Abbott.
  • He was a cousin-german of my father's, being the son of a younger brother of my grandfather's, and somewhat of a favourite.

    Afloat And Ashore | James Fenimore Cooper
  • Wahpoośkow is certainly a wonderful region for fish, particularly the whitefish and its cousin-german, the tullabee.

  • The let-well-aloners, cousin-german to the noodles—yet a variety, and who are afraid to act, and think it safer to stand still.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society | Grace & Philip Wharton
  • But this spotted fever is cousin-german to it at least, and makes as quick riddance almost.