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

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. 2019