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

Definition of auntie

: aunt Auntie Mame "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.

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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 Her future with that family is about as crooked as her mama and auntie’s Photoshop fail. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "Introducing the Kardashian Cousin Compatibility Chart," 28 Mar. 2018 But beyond the world of stardom (and perhaps your aunties), wigs have been gaining major steam on social media, where skilled hairstylists showcase their magic for the masses. Shammara Lawrence, Allure, "Lace Frontier: A Beginner's Guide to the World of Wigs," 10 Sep. 2018 Actually, my auntie used to sing with Shirley Caesar. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Jacquees Talks Debut Album '4275,' Atlanta Upbringing, Advice From Jagged Edge & More," 18 June 2018 YouTube be damned — some of our favorite tips come from our moms, grandmas, godmothers, aunties, and family friends., "The Best Black Beauty Tips We Learned From Our Moms, Grandmas, & Aunties," 19 June 2018 ESSENCE Fest caters to a more mature audience, hence the earlier reference to aunties., "Black Women Dominate The Biggest Music Festival of the Year & No One Knows," 6 July 2018 But New Jack Swing didn’t sound like the smooth soul or the digital funk of your aunties and uncles. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "New Jack Summer: In June '88, Bobby Brown, Teddy Riley & New Edition Announced the Arrival of R&B's New School," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of auntie

1672, in the meaning defined above

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