American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British An uncle: "Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle?” ( Shakespeare).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Uncle. This was the licensed appellation given by a fool to his master or superior, the fools themselves calling one another cousin.
- To cheat; deceive.
- n. archaic or dialectal uncle
- From rebracketing of phrases an uncle, mine uncle. Compare naunt. (Wiktionary)
- From the phrases an uncle, mine uncle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I had rather be any kind o' thing than a fool: and yet I would not be thee, nuncle; thou hast pared thy wit o' both sides, and left nothing i' the middle: here comes one o”
“Why, I never frightened him; never put him beside his poor wits, like t'other poor nuncle.”
“Quoth Ajib, Even so, O nuncle mine; my heart burns for the loss of a beloved one who is non other than my father; and indeed I come forth, I and my grandfather, 459 to circle and search the world for him.”
“Then she said to him, O nuncle, I am a maiden of the Arabs and a stranger and I have a sick brother; but I will go with thee to thy daughter on one condition, which is, that I may spend only the day with her and at night may return to my brother.”
“Wherefore he knew that nuncle Mardas was their prisoner, and said, “By the life of Mahdiyah, I will not depart hence till I have delivered her father, that she may not be troubled!””
“Anon Hasan chanced to glance aside and seeing from afar a something lofty said to the Magian, “What is that, O nuncle?””
“Upon this a little boy, one of those present, came forward and said, “Show it to me, nuncle mine!””
“Eunuch and saying to him, “This is the reward of goodness, O nuncle Tulip,” went in to Al – Rashid and said to him,”
“So I drew near to him and saluted him, and he returned my salam by signs, but spoke not; and I said to him, “O nuncle mine, what causeth thee to sit here?””
“Then said he to the leader, “Have no fear, O nuncle!” and the Syrian answered, saying, “O my son, I am thy servant for all future time.””
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