aunt

noun
\ ˈant How to pronounce aunt (audio) , ˈänt\

Definition of aunt

1 : the sister of one's father or mother
2 : the wife of one's uncle or aunt

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Other Words from aunt

aunthood \ -​ˌhu̇d How to pronounce aunthood (audio) \ noun
auntlike \ -​ˌlīk How to pronounce auntlike (audio) \ adjective
auntly adjective

Examples of aunt in a Sentence

He has three aunts and two uncles. This is my Aunt Mary.

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The generous aunt surprised the baby girl with a mini neon-green Mercedes-Benz G-Class from Mercedes Beverly Hills to twin with her mother, Kim Kardashian. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian's Daughter, Chicago West, Gets a Mini Mercedes G-Wagon to Match with Mom," 16 Jan. 2019 At first, Jimena and her mother were allowed to call the aunt but not allowed to call each other. Kaila White, azcentral, "Migrant girl first heard begging for help in viral recording is being held in Phoenix," 26 June 2018 She was introduced by Abbie Youkilis, the aunt of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg, who was among 17 people killed in the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dan Sewell, Cincinnati.com, "Ex-Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks against gun violence in Ohio," 14 June 2018 It was built for her uncle and aunt, Harold and Georgette Wetmore Brown, in 1894; the austere granite exterior of the baronial structure designed by local practitioner Dudley Newton. Michael Henry Adams, Town & Country, "Inside the Auction of Eileen Slocum's Astounding Newport Mansion," 28 Sep. 2018 Her mother and aunt are supportive and willing to help her pay for it. Jeanne Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Freshman’s plans for college include breast enhancement," 29 June 2018 Durant’s shoe line is named after his favorite aunt, who died of lung cancer in 2000, so any new release has a personal meaning to him. Steve Reed, The Seattle Times, "NBA Fashion: All-Stars break out specialty shoes for weekend," 11 Feb. 2019 But Sabrina—who lost both parents in a mysterious accident and was raised by her aunts—has some lingering doubts, particularly about preserving her free will. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 18 Dec. 2018 Sándor and his older daughter, my aunt Marika, barely survived the Nazi camps. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Budapest Is Europe's Unlikely Capital of Hedonism," 29 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of aunt

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aunt

Middle English, from Old French ante, from Latin amita; akin to Old High German amma mother, nurse, Greek amma nurse

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aunt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aunt

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

aunt

noun
\ ˈant How to pronounce aunt (audio) , ˈänt\

Kids Definition of aunt

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

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