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  • I do not remember when I first heard this word, but it was at least 10 years ago, because I was aware of it before my first nephew was born (at the time of his birth I already had a number of nieces). I have been using the word this whole time, and really wonder why it hasn't caught on. It is a gender-neutral term for "niece or nephew," and very helpful for example when remarking "ooh, these would make great holiday gifts for my nieflings!"

    December 13, 2014

  • Can we get this added as a proper word, please? Both of the comments are correct.

    September 28, 2012

  • gender-neutral term for niece or nephew

    September 2, 2009

  • n., niece or nephew (gender-neutral)
    Coined by Susan Parker Martin of New York, says Weird and Wonderful Words.

    Beyond useful! (but I'm a little biased—I've been an aunt since I was six years old.)

    June 29, 2008