Definition of country cousin in English:

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country cousin

Pronunciation: /ˈkəntrē ˈkəzən/


A person with an unsophisticated and provincial appearance or manners.
Example sentences
  • To begin with, they are adepts of conspiracy theory, obsessed with information, disinformation, propaganda and its country cousin, mind control.
  • Call me a country cousin if you want, but even Toronto, with all its manufacturing, still owes much of its wealth to the natural resources that lie outside its boundaries.
  • Its story, such as it is, revolves round two gloomy middle-aged men - an affluent photographer living in Istanbul and his jobless country cousin.

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Syllabification: coun·try cous·in

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