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aunt

noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

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

Full Definition of AUNT

1
:  the sister of one's father or mother
2
:  the wife of one's uncle
aunt·hood \-ˌhd\ noun
aunt·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
aunt·ly adjective
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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

AUNTHOOD Defined for Kids

aunt

noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

Definition of AUNT for Kids

1
:  a sister of a person's parent
2
:  the wife of a person's uncle

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