Definition of second cousin once removed in English:

second cousin once removed

phrase

  • 1A child of one's second cousin.

    • ‘Hume was Burns' second cousin once removed, and he dabbled in poetry himself.’
    • ‘Only the march of time and events allowed her to consolidate her position and keep England together until an obvious Protestant heir had emerged, in the person of second cousin once removed, James VI of Scotland.’
    • ‘He was my second cousin once removed.’
  • 2One's parent's second cousin.

    • ‘Hume was Burns' second cousin once removed, and he dabbled in poetry himself.’
    • ‘He has a seemingly inexhaustible number of nephews, nieces, and second cousins once removed.’
    • ‘Don't make a big deal out of this or you're going to find yourself going with your second cousin once removed.’
    • ‘Daisy was Nick's second cousin once removed, and Tom was Daisy's husband and classmate of Nick's from school.’