kissing cousin


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


any more or less distant kin familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss, as a cousin (kissing cousin). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020