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  • n. The husband of one's aunt.
  • n. The uncle of one's spouse.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Under the huaishu’s cooling shade, Lao Lao set up a permanent place for two of my favorite things - a little red wooden table and a small red armchair - gifts from my future uncle-in-law, who had lavished his craftsman’s talent on me in a skillful pursuit of my doting aunt.

    Excerpt: Snow Falling in Spring by Moying Li

  • I have a Kenwood TS-850S that I got from my uncle-in-law a year or so ago. » Who stole my space?

  • The question was a grave one, for it appears as your uncle-in-law, the Cardinal, will tell you that it is almost equally undesirable to be christened twice over as not to be christened at all.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • When my aunt and uncle-in-law emailed me on November 6th, asking for some advice on what they can do to help Barack Obama "address the great challenges that he and our country face moving forward," I was embarrassingly stumped.

    Could a "Craigslist for Service" Actually Work?

  • Her father and uncle-in-law had been codirectors of a company, and her uncle claimed her father had been bankrupt, putting the value of their inheritance in bitter dispute.

    The Vision Board Book

  • My uncle-in-law had sth like this on his leg for a few weeks, and when he finally saw a doctor, he had to stay in the hospital for a week.

    A half-serious question.

  • Is it a sly suggestion that she lived in the attic like her crazy uncle-in-law?

    Pivoting to Victory

  • I recently got in a discusion he wanted to turn it into an argument with my future uncle-in-law about wether Michael Moore was accurate in his reporting.

    Fahrenheit 9/11

  • Harrison's uncle-in-law Robert interrupted the discussion when he came back into the dining room.

    For The Roses

  • "That you should not!" said Sir Francis Knollys, Elizabeth's uncle-in-law and a leading Protestant.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles


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