agony aunt

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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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We can repeat those suggestions until we are claret and blue in the face, but Jack will make his own mind up rather than listening to us online agony uncles and aunts.
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