Adjective "nephew" definition and examples

(Nephew may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnɛvjuː//ˈnɛfjuː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A son of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
  1. 'Unmarried women living with parents or siblings will take care of the parents or nephews and nieces.'
  2. 'To Derek, Michelle and family and all his nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.'
  3. 'Mary excelled at knitting and produced many beautiful garments for her nieces and nephews.'
  4. 'She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who were very special to her.'
  5. 'He adores his nieces and nephews, but is unconcerned that he won't have children of his own.'
  6. 'Many of her siblings and nieces and nephews have visited her since her move to Zimbabwe in the sixties.'
  7. 'You are so much to so many people, husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.'
  8. 'His children and nephews watch silently as the mammal's fat and rich, bloody meat is removed.'
  9. 'Your kids are like my own nieces and nephews and Devon has gotten to be like a brother.'
  10. 'His is regretted by his brother, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.'

More definitions

1. a son of one's brother or sister.

2. a son of one's spouse's brother or sister.

3. an illegitimate son of a clergyman who has vowed celibacy (used as a euphemism).

4. Obsolete. a direct descendant, especially a grandson.

5. Obsolete. a remote male descendant, as a grandnephew or cousin.

More examples(as adjective)

"mornings can be nephew."

"keepers can be nephew."

Origin

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