Definition of auntie in English:


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nounplural noun aunties

(also aunty)
  • 1 informal A person's aunt.

    • ‘my auntie believed I was a great singer’
    • ‘what would Auntie Mabel think?’
    • ‘Grandma, grandad, uncles, aunties and all the cousins are now tagging along too.’
    • ‘He then rang his aunties, an uncle and his grandad who came to the rescue.’
    • ‘I've been living with my aunty in Sydney.’
    • ‘Our children have lost an aunty, and most importantly the three children have been left without a mother.’
    • ‘My mum was really down after my nana died, so my aunty who lives in America decided to treat her to a holiday.’
    • ‘We have tried to make it like a visit to an aunty's for them, giving them a glass of orange and a biscuit and then playing with them.’
    • ‘I am now once more motivated to tell the next aunty who asks me when I'm getting married, that I'll get married when I damn well want to.’
    • ‘Tonight after work I am picking up my aunty from the airport.’
    • ‘Kristin's greatest joy was being an aunty to her nephew Derek.’
    • ‘He'd been neglected by his mother and brought up by his aunty.’
    • ‘The highlight of her holidays was the huge barbecue for all of her family, including her aunty who was visiting from Canada.’
    • ‘However, when the big day arrives, what can you do if your presents aren't perfect or you don't like that jumper your aunty bought you?’
    • ‘There to encourage him were all his aunties and their respective partners, his extended family and his little brother Ben, who were all so proud of his radio debut.’
    • ‘He regrets this, but insists, ‘I didn't come from a close family and I never felt any particular irrational impulse to be nice to old aunties.’’
    • ‘I come from a large family stacked with women, consisting of four sisters and twelve aunties, who have taught me how to survive in a totalitarian world in order to survive in any world.’
    • ‘‘Most of my uncles, aunties and friends were musicians, songwriters in their own right or heavily into music,’ he explains.’
    relative, relation, blood relation, blood relative, family member, one's own flesh and blood, next of kin
    1. 1.1An unrelated adult female friend, especially of a child.
      companion, duenna, protectress, escort, governess, nursemaid, keeper, protector, bodyguard
  • 2

    (also Auntie)
    British informal, dated The BBC.

    • ‘a celebration of Auntie's golden moments since the early 20th century’



/ˈan(t)ē/ /ˈæn(t)i/ /ˈäntē/ /ˈɑnti/