- kissing cousin
- Kissing cousinA kissing cousin is someone you are related to, but not closely.
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kissing cousin — kiss ing cous in A cousin sufficiently well acquainted to be greeted with a kiss; a type of kissing kin. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
kissing cousin — n AmE old fashioned someone you are not closely related to, but whom you know well … Dictionary of contemporary English
kissing cousin — ☆ kissing cousin n. Informal 1. a distant relative known well enough to greet with a friendly kiss 2. someone or something closely akin to another … English World dictionary
Kissing Cousin — Infobox Television episode | Title = Kissing Cousin Series = Frasier Season = 10 Episode = 04 Airdate = 15 October 2002 Production = Writer = Eric Zicklin Director = Scott Ellis Guests = Zooey Deschanel (Jen) Bradley Whitford (Stu) Prev = Proxy… … Wikipedia
kissing cousin — 1. See under kissing kin. 2. something closely related or very similar: a textile that is a kissing cousin to nylon. [1935 40] * * * … Universalium
kissing cousin — noun a) A relatively distant relative who is familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss. Silicon is a “kissing cousin” of carbon. Notice it immediately below carbon in the Periodic Table. The arrangement of silicon’s outer electrons resembles… … Wiktionary
kissing cousin — A kissing cousin is someone you are related to, but not closely. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
kissing cousin — noun a more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss • Syn: ↑kissing kin • Hypernyms: ↑relative, ↑relation * * * noun, pl ⋯ ins [count] old fashioned : a person and especially a relative who you know well enough to kiss … Useful english dictionary
kissing cousin — /ˈkɪsɪŋ ˌkʌzən/ (say kisinjuh) noun 1. one of two cousins who are romantically or sexually involved. 2. one of two or more things that are akin to each other: the two technologies are kissing cousins … Australian English dictionary
kissing cousin — noun Date: 1941 1. a person and especially a relative whom one knows well enough to kiss more or less formally upon meeting 2. one that is closely related in kind to something else … New Collegiate Dictionary