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  • n. Plural form of auntie.

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Examples

  • The victim belongs to a group of six Oba-sans, or "aunties" - homely, divorced women in their late 30s - whose friendship derives from the fact that they happen to share the same surname: Midori.

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  • Myra called upstairs "Margie, Gillam, all your aunties are here!"

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  • I just call my aunties and uncles by their names :

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  • Old Bangs was showing him signal favor, Madam Bartlett was his staunch friend, Mr. Ranny and the aunties were his allies, and even if Miss Nell didn't care for him yet, she didn't care for anybody else, and when a girl like Miss Nell looks at

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  • Billy's caretaking "aunties," solidly portrayed by Craigie and Dearbhla Molloy, are yet another polished comedy team, dryly recycling their cares and woes as if they inhabited a play of Beckett's.

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  • One of his "aunties," 71-year-old Lolena Nicholas, has known Mr. Nogelmeier for more than 25 years and says his pronunciation is good even when he uses obscure colloquialisms.

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  • But they also have a stable of "aunties" from all over the globe that they know they can depend on if they are ever in need.

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  • Unlike the Indian gatherings I attended in Houston with the "aunties" and "uncles" I grew up with, there were no familiar faces.

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  • The process began at dawn, when the "aunties" (my aunt and her sisters and mother) headed to a market to pick up the 70 pineapples they'd ordered.

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  • My shopping list was long, including dozens of "aunties" and "uncles" (Indian terms of respect for pretty much any adults), 10 bridesmaids and groomsmen, a couple of hotel managers and one baby (a niece).

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