Cousin vs. Niece

Cousin vs. Niece — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Cousin and Niece

Cousinnoun

A child of one's aunt or uncle. Also called first cousin.

Niecenoun

The daughter of one's brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one's spouse.

Cousinnoun

A relative descended from a common ancestor, such as a grandparent, by two or more steps in a diverging line.

Niecenoun

A daughter of one’s sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either the daughter of one's brother ("fraternal niece"), or of one's sister ("sororal niece").

My niece just celebrated her 15th birthday.

Cousinnoun

A relative by blood or marriage; a kinsman or kinswoman.

Niecenoun

a daughter of your brother or sister

Cousinnoun

A member of a kindred group or country

our Canadian cousins.

Cousinnoun

Something similar in quality or character

"There's no mistaking soca for its distant Jamaican cousin, reggae" (Michael Saunders).

Cousinnoun

Used as a form of address by a sovereign in addressing another sovereign or a high-ranking member of the nobility.

Cousinnoun

The son or daughter of a person’s uncle or aunt; a first cousin.

I think my cousin is a good man.

Cousinnoun

Any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant but part of one's extended family; one more distantly related than an uncle, aunt, granduncle, grandaunt, nephew, niece, grandnephew, grandniece, etc.

Cousinnoun

(obsolete) A title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl.

Cousinnoun

(figurative) Something kindred or related to another.

Cousinnoun

the child of your aunt or uncle