aunt·​ie | \ ˈan-tē How to pronounce auntie (audio) , ˈän- \
variants: or aunty
plural aunties

Definition of auntie

: aunt Auntie Mame … a stern but smoldering auntie.— Ken Tucker "Oh, please don't! We have come to tea with our cousin, and we'll be as good as gold if you'll let us stay, auntie," clamoured the boys …— Louisa May Alcott These crosses underneath the letter are really kisses, all from the children who keep asking me about Aunty Daphne, though they do not know you.— Janet Frame

Examples of auntie in a Sentence

The children were happy to see their Auntie Mary.
Recent Examples on the Web Carlton dialed his 15-year-old daughter and asked her to check on her auntie. Washington Post, "A Black family battled covid-19 at the same time as Trump. It devastated them.," 28 Oct. 2020 Many joked that Harris, who's the first Black person and the first Indian American to appear on the vice presidential debate stage, was giving looks reminiscent of a disapproving auntie. NBC News, "Asian Twitter, Black Twitter joke about Harris' disapproving auntie vibe," 8 Oct. 2020 Filmed in September at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show includes such performers and models as Rosalía, Normani, Paris Hilton, new auntie Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk, Cara Delevingne, and more. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2 Looks Incredible and Has So Many Celeb Guests," 1 Oct. 2020 No choice but to leave them at home in the care of an older adult—often a grandparent or auntie who just may not be savvy in the ways of chrome books, logins, and Zoom. Roy S. Johnson |, al, "Johnson: Birmingham church, others, create school support centers for low-income, working parents," 25 Sep. 2020 That's your mother — not only your mother, your auntie. Jen Juneau,, "Tia Mowry Says Daughter Cairo, 2, Sometimes Mistakes Aunt Tamera for Mom: 'She Thinks It's Me'," 24 Aug. 2020 Cain: Unless your grandparents, aunties and uncles, and other older relatives already live in the home, skip the in-person visits. Chris Henry, USA TODAY, "Should kids go on playdates? Are playgrounds safe? Here's what pediatricians are saying.," 23 Mar. 2020 Some of your aunties might regret going past that third cocktail this holiday season, but Regina King is not afraid to let her hair down. Keyaira Boone, Essence, "Regina King Shares The Unexpected Reward After Getting Tipsy On Live TV," 16 Dec. 2019 Aunt Tina, 58, is the auntie that likes to be noticed and makes sure that everybody does. Houston Chronicle, "Meet Houston's 'Crazy Rich Asians' in upcoming HBO Max docuseries," 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of auntie

1672, in the meaning defined above

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“Auntie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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