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Meaning of AUNT

Pronunciation:  ant

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle

AUNT is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: auntie, aunty
 Antonyms: uncle
 See Also: grandaunt, great-aunt, kinswoman, maiden aunt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Aunt\, n. [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister.
Cf. {Amma}.]
1. The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to
   nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.

Note: Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of
      endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related.

2. An old woman; and old gossip. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Aunt Sally}, a puppet head placed on a pole and having a
   pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists in trying
   to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.

Thesaurus Terms
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