Origin of auntie
Examples from the Web for auntie
He was the “uncle” just as the BBC is affectionately known as “auntie.”Jimmy Savile Sex-Abuse Scandal Taints Entire Era in Britain|Peter Jukes|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Tell her we need to borrow one of her chadri for Auntie Malika; tell her we will return it to her in just a few days.
Naturally the gentlemen were enchanted, so I hope Auntie Rachel isn't terribly shocked.The Christian|Hall Caine
When Auntie woke she saw at once by the light that it was much later than her usual time.A Christmas Posy|Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
"Oh, auntie brought her romance with her," Tom broke in, and Lou gave him a look of tender reproof.The Starbucks|Opie Percival Read
I think so, Auntie, and thereupon thrust his hands in his trouser pockets.An Oregon Girl|Alfred Ernest Rice
And Celia and Denny, who had been thinking of bursting into tears, took example by her and auntie, and tried to look cheerful.The Adventures of Herr Baby|Mrs. Molesworth
noun plural -ies
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]