Definition of second cousin in English:

second cousin


  • A child of one's parent's first cousin.

    • ‘Three huge studies in the U.S. between 1941 and 1981 found that no more than 0.2% of all American marriages were between first cousins or second cousins.’
    • ‘We are still talking to cousins, second cousins and family friends through interpreters.’
    • ‘That involves their cousins, their first cousins once removed, their second cousins.’
    • ‘And I have a lot of aunts and uncles and cousins and second cousins and great aunts and great uncles.’
    • ‘All my grandparents, great aunts and uncles, uncles and aunts, cousins, second cousins… they were all Indian, it was all I knew.’
    • ‘I have one aunt, one cousin, no second cousins to speak of, and only one living grandparent, and even him I haven't seen since I was a teenager.’
    • ‘Matches are often made between cousins, second cousins, or other family members, or if not, at least between members of the same tribe and social class.’
    • ‘Since we don't have any first cousins, we are very close to our second cousins.’
    • ‘She was a first cousin through his mother and a second cousin through his father.’
    • ‘Or it was your 13-year-old second cousin visiting from out of town.’