kissing cousin


noun

See under kissing kin.
something closely related or very similar: a textile that is a kissing cousin to nylon.

Origin of kissing cousin

First recorded in 1935–40

Definition for kissing cousin (2 of 2)

kissing kin


noun

any more or less distant kin familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss, as a cousin (kissing cousin).
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