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

By the way, don’t worry about your nosey aunties all up in your business. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Facebook Dating Anyone? It Just Launched And This Is What You Need to Know," 5 Sep. 2019 All this man wants is to lay up with his auntie in peace. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Will Sansa Take the Iron Throne in 'Game of Thrones'?," 7 May 2019 With the reality star and makeup mogul as her mother and rapper Travis Scott as her dad, Stormi has plenty of style role models in her life — not to mention auntie Kendall and cousin North. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Posts Video of Photo Shoot With Baby Stormi Webster," 9 June 2019 His wife—who has never introduced herself to me by name but has only asked me to call her ayi, or auntie—sat cross-legged on the bed, holding a bowl of dough in her lap while making dumplings; there was no room for chairs. Noelle Mateer, Curbed, "Confronting change in Beijing’s historic hutong alleyways," 27 June 2019 The scene is best described as a casual hang on your best friend’s porch or maybe your cool auntie’s, with four handsome white rockers and lovely views of perennial gardens — tea roses, blueberry bushes, a bird bath — and Portsmouth Harbor. Laurie Wilson,, "Rock on: It’s porch season," 21 June 2019 You, your mom, your mom’s mom, your best friend, your cousins, your aunts, your aunties, your teachers, your doctors, your stateswomen., "Reckon launches women’s newsletter, highlights southern stories," 17 June 2019 Parents, often with the assistance of grandparents and aunties and uncles, and our teachers. Mike Cason |,, "Kamala Harris tells Alabama crowd she’ll boost teacher pay," 8 June 2019 The salesman, a tall Korean in his mid-20s, told me all about the auntie who had made it. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Is It Real—And Does It Matter? How Korea’s Counterfeit Culture Shaped My Style," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of auntie

1672, in the meaning defined above

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