- 1(also first cousin) a child of your aunt or uncle She's my cousin. We're cousins. see also second cousin
- 2a person who is in your wider family but who is not closely related to you He's a distant cousin of mine.
- 3[usually plural] a way of describing people from another country who are similar in some way to people in your own country our British cousins
- 4 [usually plural] a way of describing things that are similar or related in some way Asian elephants are smaller than their African cousins. see also country cousin, kissing cousin
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