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cater-cousin

[key-ter-kuhz-uh n] /ˈkeɪ tərˌkʌz ən/
noun
1.
an intimate friend.
2.
Obsolete. a cousin.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; perhaps cater + cousin, though original literal sense is unclear
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British Dictionary definitions for cater-cousin

cater-cousin

/ˈkeɪtəˌkʌzən/
noun
1.
(archaic) a close friend
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from obsolete cater caterer; for sense, compare foster, as in foster brother, etc
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