cater cousin

cater-cousin

[key-ter-kuhz-uhn]
noun
1.
an intimate friend.
2.
Obsolete. a cousin.

Origin:
1540–50; perhaps cater + cousin, though original literal sense is unclear

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cater cousin
Collins
World English Dictionary
cater-cousin (ˈkeɪtəˌkʌzən)
 
n
archaic a close friend
 
[C16: perhaps from obsolete cater caterer; for sense, compare foster, as in foster brother, etc]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature