adjective see aunt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • auntly — adverb In the manner of an aunt. Her auntly behavior always made me blush …   Wiktionary

  • auntly — ˈ ̷ ̷lē, li adjective (sometimes er/ est) : of, relating to, or suggesting an aunt telephones her … nearly every day with auntly advice Newsweek …   Useful english dictionary

  • aunt — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old French ante, from Latin amita; akin to Old High German amma mother, nurse, Greek amma nurse Date: 14th century 1. the sister of one s father or mother 2. the wife of one s uncle • aunthood noun • auntlike …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • auntlike — adjective Resembling an aunt or some aspect of one. Syn: auntly …   Wiktionary

  • aunt|ly — «ANT lee, AHNT », adjective. of or characteristic of an aunt: »“It is no good your trying to excuse your infamous conduct…!” This is the true, auntly note (Kenneth Tynan) …   Useful english dictionary

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