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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nephew mean? 

NEPHEW (noun)
  The noun NEPHEW has 1 sense:

1. a son of your brother or sister

  Familiarity information: NEPHEW used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NEPHEW (noun)

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A son of your brother or sister

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("nephew" is a kind of...):

kinsman (a male relative)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nephew"):

grandnephew; great-nephew (a son of your niece or nephew)


niece (a daughter of your brother or sister)

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