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aunt

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noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

Simple Definition of aunt

  • : the sister of your father or mother or the wife of your uncle

Full Definition of aunt

  1. 1 :  the sister of one's father or mother

  2. 2 :  the wife of one's uncle

aunt·hoodplay \-ˌhu̇d\ noun
aunt·likeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
aunt·ly adjective

Examples of aunt

  1. He has three aunts and two uncles.

  2. This is my Aunt Mary.



Origin of aunt

Middle English, from Old French ante, from Latin amita; akin to Old High German amma mother, nurse, Greek amma nurse


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with aunt


AUNT Defined for Kids

aunt

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noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

Definition of aunt

  1. 1 :  a sister of a person's parent

  2. 2 :  the wife of a person's uncle




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