kissing kin
kissing kin kiss"ing kin` Any relative more distant than the immediate family, sufficiently well acquainted to be greeted with a kiss, such as a {kissing cousin}. [PJC]

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  • kissing kin — noun a more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss • Syn: ↑kissing cousin • Hypernyms: ↑relative, ↑relation * * * noun see kissing cousin I * * * any more or less distant kin familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss …   Useful english dictionary

  • kissing kin — any more or less distant kin familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss, as a cousin (kissing cousin). * * * …   Universalium

  • kissing cousin — kiss ing cous in A cousin sufficiently well acquainted to be greeted with a kiss; a type of kissing kin. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kissing cousin — 1. See under kissing kin. 2. something closely related or very similar: a textile that is a kissing cousin to nylon. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • kissing cousin — noun a) A relatively distant relative who is familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss. Silicon is a “kissing cousin” of carbon. Notice it immediately below carbon in the Periodic Table. The arrangement of silicon’s outer electrons resembles… …   Wiktionary

  • kissing cousin — noun a more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss • Syn: ↑kissing kin • Hypernyms: ↑relative, ↑relation * * * noun, pl ⋯ ins [count] old fashioned : a person and especially a relative who you know well enough to kiss …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kin Platt — (August 12,1911 November 30, 2003, New York City, New York) is an American writer artist best known for penning radio comedy and animated TV series, as well as children s mystery novels, for one of which he received the Mystery Writers of America …   Wikipedia

  • KISS AND KISSING — Although frequently mentioned in the Bible, kissing was regarded by the rabbis (Gen. R. 70:12) as obscene except in three instances: as a sign of respect – Samuel kissed Saul after he was anointed king (I Sam. 10:1); as a salutation if meeting… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • relative — n 1. kinsman, kinswoman, relation, con sanguinean; tribesman, clansman, countryman, fellow, compatriot; cognate, agnate, enate, affine; father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter; uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin; grandfather, grandmother,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • kinsman — n relative, kinswoman, relation, consan guinean; clansman, tribesman, fellow countryman, compatriot; next of kin, kissing kin, kissing cousin; cognate, enate, agnate, affine; father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter; uncle, aunt, nephew,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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