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also aunt·y  (ăn′tē, än′-)
n. pl. aunt·ies Informal


(ˈɑːntɪ) or


n, pl -ies
1. a familiar or diminutive word for aunt
2. informal derogatory Austral an older male homosexual


1. (Broadcasting) Brit an informal name for the BBC
2. (Broadcasting) informal Austral the Australian Broadcasting Association


or aunt•y

(ˈæn ti, ˈɑn-)

n., pl. aunt•ies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auntie - the sister of your father or motherauntie - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
grandaunt, great-aunt - an aunt of your father or mother
kinswoman - a female relative
maiden aunt - an unmarried aunt
고모, 이모
ป้า น้า อาผู้หญิง


aunty [ˈɑːntɪ] N
1. (= relative) → tía f
2. Auntie (Brit) (hum) → la BBC


aunty [ˈɑːnti] n
Auntie Nora → tatie Nora, tata Noraau pair [əʊˈpɛər] n (also au pair girl) → jeune fille f au pair
She's an au pair → Elle est jeune fille au pair.


, aunty
n (esp Brit inf) → Tante f; auntie!Tantchen!; Auntie (Brit hum) → die BBC (britische Rundfunk- und Fernsehanstalt)


aunty [ˈɑːntɪ] n (fam) → zietta
auntie Jane → zia Jane


(aːnt) noun
the sister of one's father or mother, or the wife of one's uncle. My Aunt Anne died last week; The child went to the circus with her aunt.
ˈauntie, ˈaunty (ˈaːnti) noun
an aunt. Auntie Jean; Where's your auntie?


عَمَّة /خالة tetička tante Tantchen θείτσα tiíta, tita täti tatie tetica zia おばちゃん 고모, 이모 tante tante ciocia tiazinha, titia тетушка faster ป้า น้า อาผู้หญิง teyze, hala, yenge bác 阿姨
References in classic literature ?
I couldn't meow that night, becuz auntie was watching me, but I'll meow this time.
Some of them came to see me last Wednesday, but I was lying down, and when auntie came to call me I went under the quilt and pretended to be asleep.
So prim little Ariadne was sent home, and the exhausted aunties left Rose to her own devices for a day or two.
Seeing this, the poor aunties racked their brains for a new amusement and determined to venture a bold stroke, though not very hopeful of its success.
However often she told herself that she must not get irritable when teaching her nephew, almost every time that, pointer in hand, she sat down to show him the French alphabet, she so longed to pour her own knowledge quickly and easily into the child- who was already afraid that Auntie might at any moment get angry- that at his slightest inattention she trembled, became flustered and heated, raised her voice, and sometimes pulled him by the arm and put him in the corner.
But I haven't said one solitary thing auntie couldn't have heard," she justified herself.
In the video, Klopp said: "Hi, Noah, we're here in Formby at the petrol station, and your auntie told me in this moment that you're not in the best shape, but that will change soon, I'm sure.
I'd always assumed when I became an auntie I would be fun.
NZNO's MATARIKI celebration last month was an opportunity to pay tribute to its former kaumatua, Auntie Vera Morgan, who turned 100 in May.
Our subscribers can now claim a delicious pretzel from Auntie Anne's West Orchards.
Beloved Wife of the late Charlie, very dear Sister of Sybil and Muriel, also a loving Auntie, Great Auntie and Great Great Auntie.
Or actually, make that the aunties of Manila; in the proper Chinese-Filipino tradition, any woman to whom respect must be accorded is automatically an auntie, and when it comes to credit card promos, airline sales, maximizing senior citizen discounts, checking the bill and finding discrepancies, and discovering new Chinese restaurants and lunch buffets, the Chinese aunties have maximum efficiency and dissemination skills.