auntie

noun aunt·ie \ ˈan-tē , ˈän- \
variants: or aunty
Updated on: 4 Jan 2018

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

  1. The children were happy to see their Auntie Mary.

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First Known Use of auntie

1724


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