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 On a Friday afternoon Cristina Nishioka is leaning against the communal table at the front of her pastry shop begging her auntie for fresh ube. Sarah Burchard, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 A year in which six Asian American women were murdered in a mass shooting in the Atlanta area, any one of whom could have been our grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, or auntie., 3 Nov. 2021 Her mom, my first cousin, was always like a cool auntie to me. Kathleen Newman-bremang,, 28 Oct. 2021 Earlier that day, Gigi posted a sweet birthday tribute that included a pic of Bella having some auntie-niece bonding time with Gigi's baby girl, Khai Hadid Malik. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Oct. 2021 Her feed is littered with works of art on tiny canvases in the shape of almonds, sharp stilettos or Fritos — as in, long and curved like the ones your auntie had in the ’90s. Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 The circle widened as Lorenz teenagers arrived home at noon from jobs and were introduced to their new auntie. Annie Rogers, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Oct. 2021 The sisters are famously close and Eugenie celebrated the happy news of becoming an auntie with a lovely Instagram message. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 21 Sep. 2021 My auntie was so tickled by the idea of a restaurant chef’s winning an American cooking competition with upma, of all things. New York Times, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of auntie

1672, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2021

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“Auntie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of auntie

: aunt


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