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agony aunt also: agony uncle

Translation of agony aunt in Spanish:


  • (British English) [colloquial]
    (persona encargada del consultorio sentimental de una revista, programa radiofónico etc)
    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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