nuncle

[ nuhng-kuhl ]
/ ˈnʌŋ kəl /

noun Chiefly British Dialect.

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Origin of nuncle

1580–90; from the phrase mine uncle, taken as my nuncle;cf. newt
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British Dictionary definitions for nuncle

nuncle
/ (ˈnʌŋkəl) /

noun

an archaic or dialect word for uncle

Word Origin for nuncle

C16: from division of mine uncle as my nuncle
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