aunt·​ie | \ˈan-tē, 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.

Recent Examples on the Web

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 Exercise isn't traditionally part of Chinese culture, barring some aunties square-dancing in the park and a few tai chi practitioners on the sidelines. Nanlin Fang, CNN, "Chinese women's newest accessory: six-pack abs," 29 May 2018 His uncle and godfather Richard Dubanoski and his auntie Joannie of Kailua, HI., "Robert Alan Berdat," 8 Apr. 2018 Dreads beneath a tasteful hat, nose ring, walking into St. George’s Chapel with the regal beauty of every auntie and sister-cousin in my family — and I was done, y’all. Attica Locke, The Hollywood Reporter, "Meghan Markle, the "Blackening of Windsor" and Why That Matters on Live TV (Guest Column)," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of auntie

1672, in the meaning defined above

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