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Definition of the noun cater-cousin
What does cater-cousin mean as a name of something?
- A fourth cousin.
- A close or good friend.
- A person treated as a cousin who is not a blood relation.
- A distant relation.
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In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found by Samuel Johnson
CATER-COUSIN. n.t. Acorruption oiquatre- coutin, from the ridiculousness of calling cousin or relation to so remote a degree. Shaktj ). CATERER, ft. ». One employed to buy provisions for the family. B. Joiuon. < ! ATERESS.
A Dictionary of the English Language ... Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's ... enlarged quarto edition, by A. Chalmers (1820)
by Samuel Johnson
CATER-COUSIN. m. s. A corruption of quatrecousin, from the ridiculousness of calling cousin or relation to so remote a degree. Shaksp. AT R. m. s. One employed to buy provisions for the family. B. Jonson. CATERESS. m. s. A woman employed to cater. CATERPILLAR. a. s. A worm which devours leaves and fruits. Bacon. Anything voracious. The name of a plant. To CATER WACL. v. n. To make a noise as cats in rutting time. Pope. To make any of— fensive noise. Shakspeare . - TERY ...
A dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, A grammar of the English language (1792)
by Samuel Johnson
CATER-COUSIN. / A petty favourite ; one related by blood or mind. Rimer. CATERER; / [from eater.] The provider or purveyor. Ben jso/ison. South. CATERESS / [from cater.] A woman employed to provide victuals. Milt'jes. CATERPI'LLAR /□ A worm, sustained by •leave* and fruits. Bacon.
by Charles Richardson
CATER-COUSIN. Quatre cousin.
by Thomas Sheridan
CATER-COUSIN, kā'-tūr-kūz'n. s. A petty ...
A Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition of the author ... Fourteenth edition, corrected, etc (1828)
Incorporating the Labours of Sheridan and Walker ... Also a Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Proper Names by James Knowles
CATER-COUSIN, kiUtir-kuzn', n. A corruption of quatre-coutin, from the ridiculousness of calling cousin or ...
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Video shows what cater-cousin means. Distant relative, especially a very distant relative, of doubtful relation.. A close or good friend. An intimate. A bosom friend.
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