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



    BrE BrE//ɑːnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ænt//
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  1. 1  the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle Aunt Alice My aunt lives in Canada. Great Aunt Emily See related entries: Relations
  2. 2(informal) used by children, with a first name, to address a woman who is a friend of their parents See related entries: Relations
  3. see also agony aunt
    Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French ante, from Latin amita.
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