Definition of tannie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʌni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌni//
    (South African English, informal)
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  1. 1an aunt; a friendly form of address for a woman who is older than you
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) a woman, especially one with old-fashioned views or tastes
  3. Word OriginAfrikaans, literally ‘auntie’, familiar form of tante (French, Dutch tante, German Tante ‘aunt’).