auntie

or aunt·y

[ an-tee, ahn- ]

noun,plural aunt·ies.
  1. Informal. aunt.

Origin of auntie

1
First recorded in 1785–95; aunt + -ie

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British Dictionary definitions for auntie (1 of 2)

auntie

aunty

/ (ˈɑːntɪ) /


nounplural -ies
  1. a familiar or diminutive word for aunt

  2. Australian informal, derogatory an older male homosexual

British Dictionary definitions for Auntie (2 of 2)

Auntie

/ (ˈɑːntɪ) /


noun
  1. British an informal name for the BBC

  2. Australian informal the Australian Broadcasting Association

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