Definition of country cousin in English:

country cousin

noun

  • A person with an unsophisticated and provincial appearance or manners:

    ‘with her long black gown, she made Lucy feel like a country cousin’
    • ‘Everyday low prices no doubt appeal to city dwellers no less than to their country cousins.’
    • ‘Yes, it's that time of year again when city slickers meet their country cousins for a day all will remember.’
    • ‘Call me a country cousin if you want, but even Toronto, with all its manufacturing, still owes much of its wealth to the natural resources that lie outside its boundaries.’
    • ‘At the same time the Nationals cannot appear to be little more than the Liberals' country cousins.’
    • ‘To begin with, they are adepts of conspiracy theory, obsessed with information, disinformation, propaganda and its country cousin, mind control.’
    • ‘Their typical buyer is ‘a country cousin from somewhere around here,’ says an experienced vendor.’
    • ‘Its story, such as it is, revolves round two gloomy middle-aged men - an affluent photographer living in Istanbul and his jobless country cousin.’
    • ‘With this occasional strand I am sharing this hot gossip - meat and drink to us city dwellers - with you, our country cousins.’
    • ‘Maybe then it could've tried to reason with its uncivilized country cousin, or even acted as bait so he could get away.’
    • ‘Musical theatre was its formulaic, reductive country cousin, a forum for bright happy little tales, preferably tinged with a pleasant nationalistic fervour.’
    • ‘She enjoyed holidays on an uncle's farm or having country cousins to stay in the city.’
    • ‘And while Hong Kong people once disdained Chinese visitors as poor country cousins, the touring mainlanders hardly fit the bumpkin stereotype.’
    • ‘On the other hand, a young country cousin, Phoebe, arrives to lighten the gloom of the old house.’
    • ‘A city mouse who had visited his country cousin liked it so much that he sold his city pad and bought himself a rural mousehole instead.’
    • ‘Walter felt like a country cousin coming in to the big city for the first time, his first impression was that cooperation amid synchronized movement.’
    • ‘Cara seemed fairly indifferent to it all, making Liza feel like the gawping country cousin.’
    • ‘If only their poor country cousins had an inkling of what was going on!’
    • ‘Tensions have increased between the cosmopolitan city dwellers and their recently-arrived country cousins.’
    • ‘Bees thrive in London: they have a far better choice of flowers than their country cousins.’
    • ‘A report published in the Journal of Zoology explains that bears living near towns weigh up to 30% more than their country cousins and are up to a third less active.’
    bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, countryman, countrywoman, country dweller, daughter of the soil, son of the soil, peasant, provincial, oaf, lout, boor, barbarian
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Pronunciation:

country cousin

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