distant relative

This page is about the collocation distant relative

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


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.

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