Definitions for uncleˈʌŋ kəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. uncle(noun)

    the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt

  2. uncle(noun)

    a source of help and advice and encouragement

    "he played uncle to lonely students"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. uncle(Noun)

    A brother or brother-in-law of someoneu2019s parent.

  2. uncle(Noun)

    A companion to your (usually unmarried) mother.

  3. uncle(Noun)

    A source of advice, encouragement, or help.

  4. uncle(Noun)

    A pawnbroker.

  5. uncle(Noun)

    A close male friend of the parents of a family.

  6. uncle(Noun)

    an older male African-American person

  7. uncle(Interjection)

    A cry used to indicate surrender.

  8. Origin: uncle, from uncle, from oncle, from avunculus, diminutive of avus, from awo-. Displaced native Middle English eam (from Old English eam "maternal uncle", compare Old English fædera "paternal uncle") from the same root. More at eme.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Uncle(noun)

    the brother of one's father or mother; also applied to an aunt's husband; -- the correlative of aunt in sex, and of nephew and niece in relationship

  2. Uncle(noun)

    a pawnbroker

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uncle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2931

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uncle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2593

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uncle' in Nouns Frequency: #1173


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