Definition of second cousin once removed in English:

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second cousin once removed

1A child of one’s second cousin.
Example sentences
  • He was my second cousin once removed.
  • Hume was Burns' second cousin once removed, and he dabbled in poetry himself.
  • Only the march of time and events allowed her to consolidate her position and keep England together until an obvious Protestant heir had emerged, in the person of second cousin once removed, James VI of Scotland.
2One’s parent’s second cousin.
Example sentences
  • Daisy was Nick's second cousin once removed, and Tom was Daisy's husband and classmate of Nick's from school.
  • He has a seemingly inexhaustible number of nephews, nieces, and second cousins once removed.
  • Don't make a big deal out of this or you're going to find yourself going with your second cousin once removed.
See parent entry: cousin
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