from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A child of a first cousin of one's parent.
  • n. A child of one's first cousin; a first cousin once removed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A grandchild of a grandparent's sibling. A grandnephew or grandniece of a grandparent.
  • n. A child of a parent's first cousin.
  • n. A person who shares common great-grandparents, but grandparents and parents are different.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the child of a cousin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a child of a first cousin


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  • Fifteen thousand to her dear friend, Eleanor Jernigham Prentice, four thousand to Eric Campanula, son of William Campanula, and second cousin to the testatrix.

    Overture to Death

  • But in the back of his mind there remained three definite and unanswerable questions: Why, if George Faraday had murdered his second cousin for reasons best known to himself, had he taken the trouble to follow Inspector Oates to the Lillyput tomb, and what could he have possibly been going to say to him there?

    Police at the Funeral

  • She was, he knew, second cousin to Mr. Mildmay, who for years had been the leader of the Whigs, and was third cousin to Barrington Erle.

    Phineas Finn

  • The bulk of the property and fortune, of course, had gone to his father's heir, a second cousin and the new Marquess of Quesnay.

    Beyond the Sunrise

  • Simultaneous with leaving UC, Neil entered into a business partnership with his brother Dean and their second cousin Richard Teichgraber, owner of oil industry supplier International Petroleum Services of El Dorado, Kansas.

    First Man

  • The John Wesley Halliburton Papers contain thirty-eight letters written by Halliburton to his second cousin and fiancée Juliet Halliburton of Little Rock, AR, between January 31, 1861, and May 13, 1861.

    Letter from John Halliburton to Juliet Halliburton, April 22, 1861

  • But reports of the man were not promising: he had close links with Cotys, the late King of Thrace, and was a second cousin to the murdered pretender, Pausanius.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Although he was the step-grandnephew of a second cousin by marriage, May had decided that he was her cousin, but not a cousin of anyone else in the family.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • He had been lying on the hill behind the house, doing nothing in particular, just lying there enjoying the weather, when his second cousin Peretta had come trudging up looking for him, her hair tangled and her face serious.

    With a Single Spell

  • She was travelling by way of Darwin and Alice Springs because a second cousin called Joe Harman was supposed to be working there but hadn't written home for nine years, and her uncle wanted to know if he was still alive.

    A Town Like Alice


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