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auntie

[an-tee, ahn-] /ˈæn ti, ˈɑn-/
noun
1.
Informal. aunt.
Also, aunty.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; aunt + -ie
Can be confused
ante, ante-, anti-, auntie.
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Examples for auntie
  • The turning point in my life was when a well-meaning auntie, visiting our house, brought us presents.
  • Planer boards have certainly upped the auntie in the game of jockeying for position for the best trolling course.
  • Her other children go to their auntie's in-home daycare close to the work site.
  • She had her auntie to watch her, lots of new toys to play with, and staff who fussed over her.
British Dictionary definitions for auntie

auntie

/ˈɑːntɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
a familiar or diminutive word for aunt
2.
(Austral, informal, derogatory) an older male homosexual

Auntie

/ˈɑːntɪ/
noun
1.
(Brit) an informal name for the BBC
2.
(Austral, informal) the Australian Broadcasting Association
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Word Origin and History for auntie
n.

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]

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Slang definitions & phrases for auntie

auntie 1

noun

Any elderly, esp black, woman (1800s+)


auntie 2

noun

An antimissile missile

[Air Force; fr humorous mispronunciation of anti]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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