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n. Chiefly British
An uncle: "Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle?" (Shakespeare).
[From the phrases an uncle, mine uncle.]
an archaic or dialect word for uncle
[C16: from division of mine uncle as my nuncle]
1. a brother of one's father or mother.
2. an aunt's husband.
3. a familiar title or term of address for any elderly man.
4. (cap.) Uncle Sam.Idioms:
say or cry uncle, to concede defeat.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin avunculus mother's brother; akin to Old English èam uncle, Latin avus grandfather]