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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aunt

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

  2. 2 :  the wife of one's uncle

aunthoodplay \-ˌhu̇d\ noun
auntlikeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
auntly adjective

Examples of aunt in a sentence

  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 for Students

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

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




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