• (RP) enPR: nĕ'fyo͞o, IPA: /ˈnɛf.ju/, /ˈnɛv.ju/
  • (America) enPR: nĕ'fyo͞o, IPA: /ˈnɛf.ju/

nephew (plural nephews)

  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).
    Synonyms: neve
    cot en
    Hypernyms: nibling
    hypo en
  2. (archaic) A son of one's child.
    Synonyms: grandson
    • 1567, Arthur Golding (translator), The XV Bookes of Ovid, entytuled Metamorphoses, Book 1,
      Hir father many a time and oft would say my daughter deere,
      Of Nephewes thou my debtour art, their Graundsires heart to chéere.
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  1. Surname

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