- Informal. aunt.
Origin of auntie
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Examples from the Web for aunty
Today, in contrast, if Grandma Maude starts one in Maine, Aunty Carol can directly help out from California.Why Every Home Needs a Drone This Holiday
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All right, children: it's time for Aunty Megan to bore you with how things were In Her Day.The Absurd Lies of College Admissions
April 1, 2013
Of course they do, aunty—when they want to be good examples.
Aunty May made me promise not to go too near the river, or too far down the towpath.
Then Aunty Edith stopped crying and tied a veil over her face.
And by and by Aunty Edith came in and we could hear George whistling and singing.
And it got nearer and nearer the time for Aunty May to come back.
- Australian an informal name for ABC 2 (def. 2)
- a familiar or diminutive word for aunt
- Australian informal, derogatory an older male homosexual
- British an informal name for the BBC
- Australian informal the Australian Broadcasting Association
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Word Origin and History for aunty
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]
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