How are Your Country Cousins Doing?

Many of us have come across the term country cousin either in a book/magazine article or in conversation.

Simply put, country cousin refers to an unsophisticated individual or a rural person new to the ways of the city.

The origins of this popular term date back to the late 18th century.

Several Indian languages have a similar term. For instance, halli gowda in Kannada has the same meaning.

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