- 1 the brother of your mother or father; the husband of your aunt Uncle John I'm going to visit my uncle. I've just become an uncle (= because your brother/sister has had a baby).
- 2used by children, with a first name, to address a man who is a close friend of their parents Idioms
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to admit that you have been defeated in a fight and want to give up The older boys made Jimmy cry uncle.
cry/say uncle (informal)jump to other results