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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
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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.
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.
I couldn't meow that night, becuz auntie was watching me, but I'll meow this time.
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.
Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said she was delighted the Queensland Government was providing $50,000 to Aunties and Uncles Queensland so it could continue its successful mentoring program for children aged 1-11 years.
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.
The two older aunties have passed away now and it occurred to my sister and I that there is a very important history there and an important story.
There are two women with you - aunties,' the psychic told Mary straight away, and shocked her client by giving their first names and impressive information.
He has tried it on with me, my mum and my two aunties (his wife's sisters).
I thought readers might like the first photograph of one of my Aunties (Aunty Iris Proud).