Aunt Sally

noun Aunt Sal·ly \-ˈsa-lē\

Definition of Aunt Sally


Aunt Sallies


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

Origin and Etymology 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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