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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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