noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

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

Full Definition of AUNT

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

AUNTLIKE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

Definition of AUNT for Kids

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


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