Definition of Aunt Sally in English:

Aunt Sally

Syllabification: Aunt Sal·ly
Pronunciation: /ˌant ˈsalē, ˌänt

noun (plural Aunt Sallies)

  • 1A game played in some parts of Britain in which players throw sticks or balls at a wooden dummy.
  • 1.1A dummy used in the game of Aunt Sally.
  • 1.2A person or thing that is subjected to much criticism, especially one set up as an easy target for it.
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    • It's an example of the way in which the British royalty have become an Aunt Sally.
    • It's a respectable CV, but in his native land he's something of an Aunt Sally.
    • It may be true that it acted merely as a proxy, an Aunt Sally for fears about enlargement, unemployment, immigration and inflation.

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