- Informal. aunt.
Origin of auntie
Examples from the Web for aunty
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 8, 2014
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
Historical Examples of aunty
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.
Then Aunty Edith stopped crying and tied a veil over her face.
Aunty Edith and Aunty May and me had to carry our own bags and fix 'em.
Aunty May said it was funny, too, but Aunty Edith said it was a nuisance.
- 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
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]