Definition of 'nephew'


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1. A son of one's sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either a son of one's brother (fraternal nephew) or a son of one's sister (sororal nephew).

2. A son of one's brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one's spouse.

3. obsolete A grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant.

4. obsolete A cousin.

5. The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

6. a son of your brother or sister

7. A cousin.

8. The son of one's brother or sister. This is now the usual meaning. Sometimes, in the interpretation of wills, the word is understood as including also ‘grandnephew.’

9. A grandchild; sometimes, a more remote lineal descendant.


1. It is not possible to buy them for friends or other relations such as nieces or nephews.

2. After his arrest he said that he used the gunpowder to interest his nieces and nephews in science.

3. Then the next day they will be watching my nephew or niece on a Sunday.

4. She expects he will continue to cut her hair and that the only presents she will buy will be for her nephews and niece.

5. I also have nieces and nephews.

6. The presents included designer clothes for his young niece and nephew.

7. My brother has a son so my nephew is her brother and we love him to bits.

8. His young nephew and niece are ushered up to see him.

9. She is survived by a niece and three nephews.

10. More like losing a son than a nephew.

11. He posted his two young nephews to watch over them.

12. My brother lives on in my son and my nieces and nephews.

13. Then one night my nephew's ex knocked on my door asking if she could talk.

14. The actor has compared the supermodel's body to that of his young nephew.

15. I think one of my nephews had one of them at a school project not long ago.

16. THE owner of a pitbull which killed his young nephew was warned yesterday he may face jail.

17. He said the investigation concerned his contacts with a sports academy in Qatar that he hoped his son and nephew might visit.

18. We are praying for Oscar whom we love and who remains our son, brother and nephew.

19. She wants a place in trendy Primrose Hill so she can be near to her brother and newborn nephew.

20. The youngest of her siblings, she was regarded by nieces and nephews as one of them not the grown-ups.

21. If you are a government official and your nephew is also your son-in-law, how can you resist giving him a job?

22. I'm sure the nephew is also, as he has the typical democrat "it's all about me" attitude.

23. Mr. Stafford said he was "definitely" surprised to hear that his nephew is alleged to have had a gun, but was thankful the incident didn't end in tragedy for him or Mr. Martinez.

24. I am sure your nephew is an employee de confianza and not a member of the PEMEX union -- I was just talking about the union benefits.

25. It's considered "political" because the nephew is a delegate for Baltimore County.

26. It has become especially worse as of late – due to the fact that my nephew is the ‘baby saint’.

27. ‘His is regretted by his brother, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.’

28. ‘He is survived by his brother, sisters, nephews, nieces and by other relations.’

29. ‘On occasion his position became hereditary, sons, cousins, nephews succeeding.’

30. ‘He also feels duty bound to promote not only his own children but also his nieces and nephews.’

31. ‘He adores his nieces and nephews, but is unconcerned that he won't have children of his own.’

32. ‘Do uncles have special bonds with their nieces, which aunts have with their nephews?’

33. ‘Your kids are like my own nieces and nephews and Devon has gotten to be like a brother.’

34. ‘You are so much to so many people, husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.’

35. ‘Prayers of the Faithful were read by Brendan, Alan and Karen, nephews and niece of the deceased.’

36. ‘That was no surprise as she was a member of a family steeped in sport and she was always proud of the success of her nephews and nieces.’

37. ‘He and his girlfriend, Diane McGarry, entertained a bundle of young nieces and nephews at Christmas.’

38. ‘To Derek, Michelle and family and all his nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.’

39. ‘He was also a doting uncle who could always be depended upon to looking after his treasured nieces and nephews.’

40. ‘He also enjoyed the many family occasions of his nieces and nephews, who always took special care of him.’

41. ‘His children and nephews watch silently as the mammal's fat and rich, bloody meat is removed.’

42. ‘Unmarried women living with parents or siblings will take care of the parents or nephews and nieces.’

43. ‘My nieces and nephews in the same age group who knew the kids said the argument was over water.’

44. ‘Mary excelled at knitting and produced many beautiful garments for her nieces and nephews.’

45. ‘She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who were very special to her.’

46. ‘Many of her siblings and nieces and nephews have visited her since her move to Zimbabwe in the sixties.’

47. The uncle visited his nephew

Other users have misspelling nephew as:

1. neipu 9.13%

2. nefew 4.57%

3. newphew 3.65%

4. nibha 3.65%

5. nephwe 2.74%

6. nefhew 2.28%

7. nephie 1.83%

8. Other 72.15%

9. niece 0%

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