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auntie

or aunty

[an-tee, ahn-] /ˈæn ti, ˈɑn-/
noun
1.
Informal. aunt.
Origin of auntie
1785-1795
1785-95; aunt + -ie
Can be confused
ante, ante-, anti-, auntie.

aunty

[an-tee, ahn-] /ˈæn ti, ˈɑn-/
noun, plural aunties.
1.
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Examples from the Web for aunties
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  • “Nor—on,” said Uncle Charlie, the brother of the aunties, lighting his cigar to go downtown.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • They also said something about the darling coming to see his aunties.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • We sat there so quiet that we could hear the aunties talking, and Aunty Edith crying every now and then, in the house.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • What was I to do after everything was settled and the aunties provided for?

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Auntie and mother will help you—that's what aunties and mothers are for, you know.

    The White Queen of Okoyong W.P. Livingstone
  • My head aches a good deal, aunties, and a walk will do it good.

    A Double Knot George Manville Fenn
  • Ned was an only child, the pride of his papa and mamma, and the great pet of aunties and uncles.

British Dictionary definitions for aunties

auntie

/ˈɑːntɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
a familiar or diminutive word for aunt
2.
(Austral, informal, derogatory) an older male homosexual

Auntie

/ˈɑːntɪ/
noun
1.
(Brit) an informal name for the BBC
2.
(Austral, informal) the Australian Broadcasting Association

Aunty

/ˈɑːntɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) an informal name for ABC2 (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for aunties

auntie

n.

1787, also aunty, familiar diminutive form of aunt. As a form of kindly address to an older woman to whom one is not related, originally in southern U.S., of elderly slave women.

The negro no longer submits with grace to be called "uncle" or "auntie" as of yore. ["Harper's Magazine," October 1883]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for aunties

auntie 1

noun

Any elderly, esp black, woman (1800s+)

auntie 2

noun

An antimissile missile

[Air Force; fr humorous mispronunciation of anti]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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