See under kissing kin.
something closely related or very similar: a textile that is a kissing cousin to nylon.
Words nearby kissing cousin
Origin of kissing cousin
First recorded in 1935–40
Definition for kissing cousin (2 of 2)
any more or less distant kin familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss, as a cousin (kissing cousin).
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