agony aunt


Definition of agony aunt

chiefly British
: one who writes an agony column

Examples of agony aunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ludwig the mathematician fades out of the story too quickly after his stagey initial debates with Hermann, but he is played with tender vulnerability by Ed Stoppard, the playwright’s son by the agony aunt Miriam Stoppard. Kate Maltby, The New York Review of Books, 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of agony aunt

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Agony aunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of agony aunt

: a person who writes an agony column


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