Definition of nephew in English:

nephew

Pronunciation: /ˈnɛfjuː//ˈnɛvjuː/

noun

  • A son of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

    • ‘Mary excelled at knitting and produced many beautiful garments for her nieces and nephews.’
    • ‘His children and nephews watch silently as the mammal's fat and rich, bloody meat is removed.’
    • ‘He is survived by his brother, sisters, nephews, nieces and by other relations.’
    • ‘You are so much to so many people, husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.’
    • ‘My nieces and nephews in the same age group who knew the kids said the argument was over water.’
    • ‘His is regretted by his brother, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.’
    • ‘He also feels duty bound to promote not only his own children but also his nieces and nephews.’
    • ‘Your kids are like my own nieces and nephews and Devon has gotten to be like a brother.’
    • ‘He and his girlfriend, Diane McGarry, entertained a bundle of young nieces and nephews at Christmas.’
    • ‘He adores his nieces and nephews, but is unconcerned that he won't have children of his own.’
    • ‘She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who were very special to her.’
    • ‘Many of her siblings and nieces and nephews have visited her since her move to Zimbabwe in the sixties.’
    • ‘Do uncles have special bonds with their nieces, which aunts have with their nephews?’
    • ‘He also enjoyed the many family occasions of his nieces and nephews, who always took special care of him.’
    • ‘On occasion his position became hereditary, sons, cousins, nephews succeeding.’
    • ‘That was no surprise as she was a member of a family steeped in sport and she was always proud of the success of her nephews and nieces.’
    • ‘To Derek, Michelle and family and all his nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.’
    • ‘Unmarried women living with parents or siblings will take care of the parents or nephews and nieces.’
    • ‘Prayers of the Faithful were read by Brendan, Alan and Karen, nephews and niece of the deceased.’
    • ‘He was also a doting uncle who could always be depended upon to looking after his treasured nieces and nephews.’
    relative, relation, blood relation, blood relative, family member, one's own flesh and blood, next of kin
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French neveu, from Latin nepos grandson, nephew, from an Indo-European root shared by Dutch neef and German Neffe.

Pronunciation:

nephew

/ˈnɛfjuː//ˈnɛvjuː/