Origin of first cousin
Examples from the Web for first cousin
Single-speech Hamilton was Brace's first-cousin and intimate friend.
A very ingenious method of determining the approximate number of first-cousin marriages was devised by Mr. George H. Darwin.Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population|George B. Louis Arner
His first-cousin, mechanically, was what we called the wind-up-the-watch insect.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
You have a brother-in-law and a first-cousin in Parliament, and your father was an admiral.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
I'm interested in the case, of course, as his wife is my first-cousin.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
Idioms and Phrases with first cousin
A close relation or resemblance to someone or something, as in This new machine is a first cousin to the previous model. The figurative use of cousin, which literally means “the child of one's aunt or uncle,” dates from the 1300s.