2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aunt \Aunt\, noun [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister. Cf. {Amma}.]

1. The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.

Note: Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related.

2. An old woman; and old gossip. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Aunt Sally}, a puppet head placed on a pole and having a pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists in trying to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle [syn: {aunt}, {auntie}, {aunty}] [ant: {uncle}]

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