auntie
noun Date: 1725 aunt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • auntie — UK [ˈɑːntɪ] / US [ˈæntɪ] or aunty UK / US noun [countable] Word forms auntie : singular auntie plural aunties informal your aunt. A child often calls a woman auntie when she is a close friend of the family …   English dictionary

  • auntie — 1787, also aunty, familiar dim. form of AUNT (Cf. aunt). As a form of kindly address to an older woman to whom one is not related, originally in southern U.S., of elderly slave women. The negro no longer submits with grace to be called uncle or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Auntie — Aunt ie, Aunty Aunt y, n. A familiar name for an aunt. In the southern United States a familiar term applied to aged negro women. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auntie — or aunty [an′tē, än′tē] n. pl. aunties aunt: a familiar or affectionate form …   English World dictionary

  • auntie —    A diminutive of aunt, used mainly by young children to a real aunt, or to a close female friend of the family. The word is sometimes followed by the first name of the woman concerned. Auntie may also be used by adult speakers, especially by… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • auntie — [[t]ɑ͟ːnti, æ̱nti[/t]] aunties also aunty N FAMILY; N TITLE Someone s auntie is their aunt. [INFORMAL] His uncle is dead, but his auntie still lives here. ...my Auntie Elsie …   English dictionary

  • Auntie — The word auntie or aunty can mean: *A pet form for the word aunt *An informal name for The British Broadcasting Corporation (otherwise known as the BBC). *An informal name for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (otherwise known as the ABC)… …   Wikipedia

  • auntie — aunt|ie aunty [ˈa:nti US ˈæn ] n informal 1.) an aunt ▪ Auntie Lou 2.) used by children to address a woman who is a friend of their parents …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • auntie — (also aunty) noun (plural aunties) informal 1》 aunt. 2》 (Auntie) Brit. the BBC …   English new terms dictionary

  • auntie — n. (also aunty) (pl. ies) colloq. 1 = AUNT. 2 (Auntie) an institution considered to be conservative or cautious, esp. the BBC …   Useful english dictionary

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