agony aunt

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agony aunt

a columnist who writes an advice column

agony aunt

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(Journalism & Publishing) (sometimes capital) a person who writes the replies to readers' letters in an agony column. Gender-netural form: advice columnist
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Noun1.agony aunt - a newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write inagony aunt - a newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write in
newspaper columnist - a columnist who writes for newspapers
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It is part of the Kids In The Middle campaign - a coalition of charities backed by the nation's agony aunts.
It is part of the Kids In The Middle campaign - a coalition of charities backed by the nation's agony aunts - which aims to promote better support for children in family conflicts.
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Joan Burnie, agony aunt at our sister paper the Daily Record for 30 years, said: "Pauline was the first of the real-life agony aunts and her success was down to telling it like it really is.
THIRTEEN-year-old Amy Green and her 17-year-old aunt Clover Wildgust are the agony aunts for Irish magazine The Goss, but the problem-solving teens have their own problem - two weeks of family holiday hell.
Chats, diaries, confession sites, family gatherings, at-home days, letters to agony aunts in newspapers are some of the examples.
But the answer to that from all agony aunts - and uncles - is the whole point is the fact that it's a total stranger.
FOR years psychologists, agony aunts and social workers have been allowed to inflict their half-baked ideas on the rest of society concerning the raising of children.
One of Britain's best known agony aunts for the past 21 years.