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second cousin

a child of a first cousin of one's parent.
Compare cousin (def 1).
Origin of second cousin
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for second cousin

second cousin

the child of a first cousin of either of one's parents
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Idioms and Phrases with second cousin

second cousin

Something that is related or similar but not quite the same, as in This beef stew is second cousin to boeuf bourguignon. This expression transfers the literal sense of second cousin—that is, the child of the first cousin of one's mother or father—a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
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