agony aunt

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agony aunt
 
n
(sometimes capital) Gender-netural form: advice columnist a person who writes the replies to readers' letters in an agony column

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Main Entry:  agony aunt
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an advice columnist for a periodical or media program
Example:  Ann Landers and Dear Abby are agony aunts.
Etymology:  from 'agony' as personal problems and 'aunt' for one offering comfort and advice
Usage:  UK
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