kissing cousin

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kissing cousin

n.
1. A distant relative who is known well enough to be kissed when greeted.
2. One of two or more things that are closely akin.
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kiss′ing cous′in


n.
1. a more or less distant relative familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss.
2. something closely related or very similar.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kissing cousin - a more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
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