Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Aunt.

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  • n. Diminutive of aunt
  • n. An affectionate name for an older woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A familiar name for an aunt. In the southern United States a familiar term applied to aged negro women.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See aunty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle

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Examples

  • Later, my auntie refused to tell me Ba's real narne because he left her That was my auntie'& revenge.

    the secret sense

  • "I wanted to see the naughty spot on it," answered mamma, "I heard it call auntie a _name_ just now, and I wanted to tell you if I ever heard it call any one that again, I should put something on the spot to cure the naughtiness."

    The Youth's Companion Volume LII, Number 11, Thursday, March 13, 1879

  • Your auntie is going over to Merrybrow Hall to-morrow to inquire about this little Master Phil from my Lady Lavander, for we think it's at one of her ladyship's farms that he and his nurse are staying, and if she hears that he's a nice-mannered little gentleman, and comes of good parents – why, missie, there's no saying but that you'll get leave to play with him as much as you like.

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • And Carrots stood beside auntie's knee, clasping his little mother Floss's hand tight, and looking up in auntie's face with those wonderful eyes of his, which auntie had said truly one could not deceive; and when he had been told all there was to tell, he just said softly, Oh poor mamma!

    "Carrots": Just a Little Boy

  • But Carrots 'faith in auntie and Sybil was unshaken – and his childlike confidence less susceptible of chill.

    "Carrots": Just a Little Boy

  • I called her auntie, then; and didn't know a bit that she wasn't my aunt really.

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • The children ask their mother when "auntie" - what they called the maid, is coming back.

    justinker Diary Entry

  • The girl calls her auntie instead of by her name, even though she tries to reassure her niece, tells her repeatedly it's all right, her name is enough.

    Afternoon Chores

  • And my auntie is the most -- the most famous singer of all time in my country.

    CNN Transcript Jan 24, 2009

  • March 28th, 2008 12: 23am as you a regular part of the BBC radio programme the Moral Maze how do your views on that wicked institution known as auntie square with continuing to appear as a guest?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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  • Affectionate nickname (with initial capitalisation) given to the BBC.

    February 27, 2008