aunt, auntie, aunty(noun)
the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
a sister or sister-in-law of someoneu2019s parent
(also great-aunt or grandaunt) a person's grandparent's sister or sister-in-law.
(usually auntie) a grandmother.
an affectionate term for a woman of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.
Origin: From aunte, from aunte, from ante, from amita. Displaced native modrie (from modrige; compare ).
the sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife
an old woman; and old gossip
a bawd, or a prostitute
Origin: [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister. Cf. Amma.]
An aunt is a person who is the sister or sister-in-law of a parent. A great-aunt is the sister or sister-in-law of a grandparent. The male equivalent of an aunt is an uncle, and the reciprocal relationship is that of a nephew or niece. "Aunt" may also be an honorific bestowed upon an individual of fictive kinship.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
änt, n. a father's or a mother's sister—also the wife of one's uncle: (obs.) an old woman, a gossip, a procuress or bawd.—Aunt Sally, a pastime at English fairs, in which a wooden head is set on a pole, and in the mouth a pipe, which has to be smashed by throwing sticks or the like at it. [O. Fr. ante (Fr. tante)—L. amita, a father's sister.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aunt' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3205
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aunt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4454
Rank popularity for the word 'aunt' in Nouns Frequency: #1313
The numerical value of aunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of aunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Aunt Marion was right... Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
She wanted to go a different way, and her then-ex-boyfriend murdered her and my aunt.
My mother was in a relationship, the relationship ended, she wanted to go a different way, and her then-ex-boyfriend murdered her and my aunt.
There are people who had wanted to live longer but could not. My aunt had always been considerate to others. Both my father and I want to convey what she cherished.
My aunt found it and was talking to mom who said, 'Sunny has a lot of fans on Facebook,' so they asked me to post it and I was like, 'Sure, of course!', i thought, 'Maybe, maybe not we'll find the owner.'.
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Translations for aunt
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- عمة, خالةArabic
- bibi, xalaAzerbaijani
- цётка, цёцяBelarusian
- tiaCatalan, Valencian
- tante, faster, mosterDanish
- nɔɖi, nɔgã, te, tasi, daɖia, dagãEwe
- izeba, izekoBasque
- عمه, خالهPersian
- fastir, mostirFaroese
- tante, tatieFrench
- muoikeWestern Frisian
- piuthar-màthar, piuthar-athar, antaidhScottish Gaelic
- néni, nagynéniHungarian
- մորաքույր, քեռակին, հորաքույրArmenian
- ébé, bibi, tanteIndonesian
- móðursystir, föðursystirIcelandic
- 叔母, おば, 伯母Japanese
- апа, апайKazakh
- aja, atsaKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 이모, 고모Korean
- خاتۆ, خان, پوورKurdish
- amita, matertera, auntLatin
- TattaLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- mātes māsa, tante, tēva māsaLatvian
- മാമി, അമ്മായി, ചെറിയമ്മ, വല്യമ്മ, മേമMalayalam
- काकू, आत्या, माउशी, काकी, मामीMarathi
- emak saudara, makcik, مق چيق, tante, تنتى, امق ساودارا, mak cikMalay
- faster, moster, tanteNorwegian
- stryjenka, ciotka, ciociaPolish
- тётка, тётяRussian
- ipmi, muoŧŧá, siessá, goaskiNorthern Sami
- стрина, тетка, teta, тета, strina, ujna, amidžinca, daidžinca, tetka, ујнаSerbo-Croatian
- hallë, teze, emtëAlbanian
- tant, moster, fasterSwedish
- పెదమ్మ, అత్త, పిన్నిTelugu
- hala, teyze, bibi, yenge, emeTurkish
- тьо́тя, ті́ткаUkrainian
- jiter, zianVolapük
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