Definition of aunt in English:


Syllabification: aunt
Pronunciation: /ant
, änt


1The sister of one’s father or mother or the wife of one’s uncle.
More example sentences
  • Our girls need their mothers and fathers, their aunts and uncles, but they need their big sisters too.
  • These are our grandmothers and aunts and uncles and fathers and sisters and cousins and close friends.
  • While her husband survived, she lost her grandmother, her sister, a dozen aunts and uncles, and many cousins.
1.1 informal An unrelated older woman friend, especially of a child.


Middle English: from Old French ante, from Latin amita.

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