cousin n


pronc-spp cousint, kuzzint. chiefly PA, Gt Lakes Cf orphan n A, sermon n, sudden adj, tenon n

1879 Arthur’s Illustr. Home Mag. 47.548 OH, W’y she’d make just as free as any of my own cousints would! 1906 Century Illustr. Mag. 71.366 cePA, Were you, den, such good friends wis your pop’s cousint? 1998 DARE File—Internet cePA [Language of the Hayna Valley], Kuzzints—Your uncle’s children. 2006 in 2015 DARE File—Internet Chicago IL, My cousint bought a White hard top Vette. 2013 DARE File WI (as of c1950), I knew someone near Eau Claire who pronounced cousin as cousint. I hadn’t heard it again until recently when I heard it from a 70-something-year-old in southcentral Wisconsin. 2015 DARE File—Internet Boston MA, Think today about my cousint—haven’t seen him in a while now. Ibid cnNY, [Caption:] Me and my cousint.

pronc-sp cud’n. chiefly SE, Lower Missip Valley Cf Pronc Intro 3.I.17, be v C1b, 2a, 2b, business n

1929 Young River House 31 MS, Now don’t you be worryin’, Cudn Tom. 1965–70 DARE (Qu. Z7, Nicknames and affectionate words for any other relatives) 18 Infs, chiefly SE, Lower Missip Valley, Cud’n. 1984 Burns Cold Sassy 8 GA, And I want the mirror that Cudn Pearl painted Saint Cecilia on.


A dupe. [W3 “obs”]

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A mosquito n B1. joc

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