Aunt Sally

Aunt Sal·ly

noun \-ˈsa-lē\
plural Aunt Sallies

Definition of AUNT SALLY

:  an object of criticism or contention; especially :  one that is set up to invite criticism or be easily refuted

Origin of AUNT SALLY

Aunt Sally, name given to an effigy of a woman smoking a pipe set up as an amusement attraction at English fairs for patrons to throw missiles at
First Known Use: 1879


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