Definitions

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  • n. The office or position of an uncle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or position of an uncle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being an uncle; the relation of an uncle.

Etymologies

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uncle +‎ -ship

Examples

  • That degree of finish was surely rare among us -- rare at a time when the charm of so much of the cousinship and the uncleship, the kinship generally, had to be found in their so engagingly dispensing with any finish at all.

    A Small Boy and Others

  • Greg, that if my father were to tell me that he had changed his mind, and paid your brother's debts out of sheer kindness and uncleship, and the rest of it, I should be well pleased.

    Ralph the Heir

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