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English definition of “aunt”


noun [C]     /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 ?Family relations in general
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