Definition of kissing cousin in English:

kissing cousin

Syllabification: kiss·ing cous·in

noun

  • A relative known well enough to be given a kiss in greeting.
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    • Uncle Sam's nephews were hardly kissing cousins, and the contrast with the happy family who were the European side was more than marked.
    • For rank-and-file Democrats, reformers and Republicans were kissing cousins.
    • Trial lawyers and MTV are bastions of liberalism and, therefore, kissing cousins.

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