Country cousin
Country cousin Coun"try cousin A relative from the country visiting the city and unfamiliar with city manners and sights. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • country cousin — country cousins N COUNT If you refer to someone as a country cousin, you think that they are unsophisticated because they come from the country …   English dictionary

  • country cousin — n someone who does not have a lot of experience and is confused by busy city life …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • country cousin — noun count INFORMAL an insulting word for someone from the countryside who does not have much experience of city life …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • country cousin — n. a rural person not used to city life and confused or excited by it …   English World dictionary

  • country cousin — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms country cousin : singular country cousin plural country cousins informal an insulting word for someone from the countryside who does not have much experience of city life …   English dictionary

  • country cousin — Synonyms and related words: aunt, auntie, blood brother, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud, buddy, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, daughter, father, first cousin, foster brother, frater, grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • country cousin — a person from the country or from a small town, to whom the sights and activities of a large city are novel and bewildering. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Country cousin — 1. dozen; 2. person, sometimes a relative, from the country …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • country cousin — I Australian Slang 1. dozen; 2. person, sometimes a relative, from the country II Cockney Rhyming Slang Dozen …   English dialects glossary

  • country cousin — n. rural person who is not sophisticated, person from the country who is unsophisticated …   English contemporary dictionary

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