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distant relative

This page is about the collocation distant relative

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a relative you share distant family ties with

For example

  • We've got some distant relatives in Scotland, but we don't even know their names.

  • Joanna says she's a distant relative of the queen, but nobody believes her.

Note:
Related collocations include "close relative", "distant cousin", "distant aunt", "distant nephew", etc.

Quick Quiz

Your distant relatives are those who

a. lived a very long time ago

b. live very far away from you

c. aren't closely related to you

Contributor: Matt Errey