aunt

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noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

Definition of aunt

  1. 1 :  the sister of one's father or mother

  2. 2 :  the wife of one's uncle or aunt

aunthood

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auntlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

auntly

adjective

Examples of aunt in a Sentence

  1. He has three aunts and two uncles.

  2. This is my Aunt Mary.

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Origin and Etymology of aunt

Middle English, from Old French ante, from Latin amita; akin to Old High German amma mother, nurse, Greek amma nurse


AUNT Defined for English Language Learners

aunt

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noun

Definition of aunt for English Language Learners

  • : the sister of your father or mother or the wife of your uncle


AUNT Defined for Kids

aunt

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noun \ˈant, ˈänt\

Definition of aunt for Students

  1. 1 :  a sister of a person's parent

  2. 2 :  the wife of a person's uncle



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