Definition for aunties (2 of 2)
noun, plural aunt·ies.
Examples from the Web for aunties
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."
Gilliam said Armstrong often said she was "tired of being a burden on my aunties and uncles."
The aunties will be so angry with me, but I dont care; I mean to enjoy myself to-night.The Lady of the Forest|L. T. Meade
So you must be a pair of absolute old angels, aunties, and break the news to grandfather.
One of them that the aunties remembered struck me as rather precocious.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
He had fainted again, and it is extraordinary how helpless the aunties are in a case of illness.
Sable uncles and aunties shook their heads, muttering: Jedgment Day bout tuh come.Dixie After the War|Myrta Lockett Avary
British Dictionary definitions for aunties (1 of 3)
noun plural -ies
British Dictionary definitions for aunties (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for aunties (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for aunties
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]