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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.

aunty

[an-tee, ahn-] /ˈæn ti, ˈɑn-/
noun, plural aunties.
1.
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  • My father and uncles and aunties would take over the dinner table with their stories and go and go and go.
British Dictionary definitions for aunties

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

Aunty

/ˈɑːntɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) an informal name for ABC2 (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for aunties

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 aunties

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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