Slang Words for Cousin (and How to Use Them)

Families go far beyond your immediate circle of your parents and siblings. Our aunts, uncles, and cousins expand our circle even further. If you didn’t have siblings, or if your siblings were quite different from you, there’s a very real possibility that your cousins were among your first friends.

For many, cousin doesn’t even have to refer to someone they’re related to. The word can just as easily be applied to a close friend who’s like family.

If you’re looking for slang words for cousin, you’re in the right place. We’ve pulled together a short list for you below.


Table of Contents

Slang Words for Cousin (in Alphabetical Order)

B

BCF

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Acronym that stands for “best cousin forever.” Use this as a title for a cousin that you’re close friends with via text.
  • Example: “Hannah is my BCF. I hang out with her every day after school.”

Bruhzin/Bruzin/Brosin

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Combination of the words “bro” and “cousin.” This works for a cousin who is like a brother to you or simply a close male friend.
  • Example: “What’s up, brosin?”

Read More: Slang Words for Friends


C

Coz/Cuz

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Shortened way of saying “cousin.” Applies both to cousins and close friends.

Cuuzo

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Slang term for cousin. Can be used like how you would say “cuz” or “brosin.”

Cuzbo

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Another fun slang variation on the word cousin.

Cuzzie

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Cutesy way of referring to a cousin or close friend.

Cuzzin

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Alternate spelling of the word cousin.

F

Fribling

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Combination of the words “friend” and “sibling.” It is often considered synonymous for cousins.
  • Example: “My first cousin, Rick, is also my fribling!”

G

Grandcousin

Meaning:

  • (Noun): A first cousin’s grandchild.
  • Example: “My cousin’s daughter just had her first child. It’s my first grandcousin.”

K

Kin

Meaning:

  • (Noun): Gender neutral term that means someone is your relative. It’s generally used to refer to a group of family members rather than just one person.
  • Example: “He really tried to get along with his wife’s kin, but he just never liked them.”

Kinsman/Kinswoman

Meaning:

  • (Noun): A more individualized version of kin. Can be used to refer to someone who is a member of your family.
  • Example: “Ariel is my kinswoman.”

Kissing Cousin

Meaning:

  • (Noun): A relative you know well enough to kiss. This doesn’t mean kiss in the sexual sense of the word, but rather as a greeting. It’s kind of an outdated term now.
  • Example: “Bob and Amy are kissing cousins.”

P

Primo/Prima

Meaning:

  • (Noun): The Spanish word for cousin. You can say it in reference to your friends, as well.

Wrap Up

Out of all the relatives that see slang terms the most, cousin is honestly at the bottom of the list. And the times people do make slang out of it, the words are usually used to refer to close friends rather than actual cousins.

However, there are plenty of slang words for other relatives in your life. You can read our guide to slang words for mom and slang words for sister to discover more.

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