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Brothers and sisters

bhai

noun

brother

big

adjective

your big sister or big brother is older than you are

Br.

abbreviation

Brother

bro

noun

a brother

brother

noun

a boy or man who has the same parents as you

brotherly

adjective

typical of the good feelings that a man or boy has for his brothers and sisters

conjoined twin

noun

one of two people who are physically joined at birth

didi

noun

an older sister or female cousin

fraternal twin

noun

one of a pair of babies from different eggs that a woman gives birth to at the same time. Two babies born from a single egg look exactly like each other and are called identical twins.

half brother

noun

a brother who has either the same mother or the same father as you

half sister

noun

a sister who has either the same mother or the same father as you

identical twin

noun

one of a pair of babies that a woman gives birth to at the same time that look exactly like each other because they have developed from a single egg

kid

adjective

your kid brother or sister is your younger brother or sister

Siamese twin

noun

one of two people born with their bodies joined together. This is now considered offensive and it is more polite to say conjoined twin.

sibling

noun

your siblings are your brothers and sisters

sibling rivalry

noun

competition between brothers and sisters, often for their parents’ attention

sis

noun

an informal word used for talking to or about your sister

sister

noun

a daughter of your parents. A son of your parents is called your brother

sisterly

adjective

suitable for a sister, or typical of a sister

twin

noun

one of two children born at the same time to the same mother. Twins of the same sex who look exactly like each other are called identical twins. Twins that are not identical are called fraternal twins

middle child/daughter/brother etc

the child, daughter, brother etc who is between the oldest and the youngest in age

someone’s little brother/sister

someone’s younger brother/sister

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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