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aunty

[an-tee, ahn-] /ˈæn ti, ˈɑn-/
noun, plural aunties.
1.

auntie

or aunty

[an-tee, ahn-] /ˈæn ti, ˈɑn-/
noun
1.
Informal. aunt.
Origin of auntie
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; aunt + -ie
Can be confused
ante, ante-, anti-, auntie.
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  • Of course they do, aunty—when they want to be good examples.

  • I invented that name, and a country and a language for them, which only aunty May and I know.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • Then aunty Edith stopped crying and tied a veil over her face.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • aunty Edith and aunty May and me had to carry our own bags and fix 'em.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • aunty May said it was funny, too, but aunty Edith said it was a nuisance.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • aunty May and I went inside, and we looked at each other and laughed.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • aunty May writes stories, too, only she uses a typewriter and I use a pencil.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • aunty May made me promise not to go too near the river, or too far down the towpath.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
British Dictionary definitions for aunty

Aunty

/ˈɑːntɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) an informal name for ABC2 (sense 2)

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
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Word Origin and History for aunty

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 aunty

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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