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agony aunt

noun
1.
(sometimes capital) a person who writes the replies to readers' letters in an agony column Gender-netural form advice columnist
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Contemporary definitions for agony aunt
noun

an advice columnist for a periodical or media program

Examples

Ann Landers and Dear Abby are agony aunts.

Word Origin

from 'agony' as personal problems and 'aunt' for one offering comfort and advice

Usage Note

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