This page is about the collocation distant relative
collocation pattern: adjective + noun
a relative you share distant family ties with
- 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.
Contributor: Matt Errey