Cater-cousin

An intimate friend; a remote kinsman. (French, quatrecousin, a fourth cousin).

“His master and he, saving your worship's reverence, are scarce cater-cousins.” —Shakespeare Merchant of Venice, ii. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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