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auntnoun [C]

uk   /ɑːnt/  us   /ænt/ (informal auntie, aunty)
A2 the sister of someone's father or mother, or the wife of someone's uncle or aunt: I have an aunt in Australia. This is my Aunt Camille. [as form of address] Do you want some tea, Aunt Alice?
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in Arabic خالة, عَمّة…
in Korean 고모, 숙모, 이모…
in Malaysian mak saudara…
in French tante…
in Turkish teyze, hala…
in Italian zia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姑母, 姨母, 嬸嬸…
in Russian тетя…
in Polish ciocia, ciotka…
in Vietnamese cô…
in Spanish tía…
in Portuguese tia…
in Thai พี่หรือน้องสาวของแม่หรือพ่อ, ป้า น้า อา (หญิง…
in German die Tante…
in Catalan tia…
in Japanese おば(父母の姉妹、おじの妻)…
in Indonesian bibi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 姑母, 姨母, 婶婶…
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