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agony aunt Line breaks: agony aunt

Definition of agony aunt in English:


British informal
A woman who answers letters in an agony column: her secret letter to a magazine agony aunt
More example sentences
  • As well as her frequent TV appearances, she writes an agony aunt column in a broadsheet newspaper.
  • Once again, our resident agony aunt answers your questions on those embarrassing personal problems that can only be solved by having them published in the national press.
  • Hovering elsewhere is the figure of the agony aunt, Aunty Emang, a newspaper sage ‘so popular that she was viewed as something of a national institution’.
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