Gilliam said Armstrong often said she was "tired of being a burden on my aunties and uncles."
These aunties see themselves as the “good girls,” and they assert their authority to keep the “bad girls” in check.
Girls often call these older women in their community their "aunties."
“Nor—on,” said Uncle Charlie, the brother of the aunties, lighting his cigar to go downtown.
They also said something about the darling coming to see his aunties.
We sat there so quiet that we could hear the aunties talking, and Aunty Edith crying every now and then, in the house.
What was I to do after everything was settled and the aunties provided for?
Auntie and mother will help you—that's what aunties and mothers are for, you know.
My head aches a good deal, aunties, and a walk will do it good.
Ned was an only child, the pride of his papa and mamma, and the great pet of aunties and uncles.
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]
Any elderly, esp black, woman (1800s+)
An antimissile missile
[Air Force; fr humorous mispronunciation of anti]