Tell her we need to borrow one of her chadri for auntie Malika; tell her we will return it to her in just a few days.
He was the “uncle” just as the BBC is affectionately known as “auntie.”
1787, also aunty, familiar diminutive form of aunt. As a form of kindly address to an older woman to whom one is not related, originally in southern U.S., of elderly slave women.
The negro no longer submits with grace to be called "uncle" or "auntie" as of yore. ["Harper's Magazine," October 1883]
Any elderly, esp black, woman (1800s+)
An antimissile missile
[Air Force; fr humorous mispronunciation of anti]