cater-cousin
noun Etymology: perhaps from obsolete cater buyer of provisions Date: 1519 an intimate friend

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cater-cousin — [kāt′ər kuz΄ən] n. [see CATER CORNERED & COUSIN; orig., fourth cousin] Archaic a close friend …   English World dictionary

  • Cater-cousin — Ca ter cous in, n. A remote relation. See {Quater cousin}. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cater-cousin — /kay teuhr kuz euhn/, n. 1. an intimate friend. 2. Obs. a cousin. [1540 50; perh. CATER + COUSIN, though original literal sense is unclear] * * * …   Universalium

  • cater cousin — n. dear friend, intimate friend; (Archaic) cousin; distant relative, quater cousin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cater-cousin — ˈkād.ə(r)| noun Etymology: perhaps from cater (I) : an intimate friend …   Useful english dictionary

  • cater-cousin — noun a) A close or good friend. b) A person treated as a cousin who is not a blood relation …   Wiktionary

  • cater cousin — (From Fr. Quatrecousin.) A cousin in the fourth degree; hence any distant or remote relative …   Black's law dictionary

  • cater cousin — (From Fr. Quatrecousin.) A cousin in the fourth degree; hence any distant or remote relative …   Black's law dictionary

  • cater-cousin — A fourth cousin …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cater-cousin — ca·ter cous·in …   English syllables

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