Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “maiden aunt”

See all translations

maiden aunt

noun [C] uk   old-fashioned us  
an aunt who is not married and is no longer young
Translations of “maiden aunt”
in Chinese (Traditional) 未婚老姑媽(或姨媽)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未婚老姑妈(或姨妈)…
(Definition of maiden aunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of maiden aunt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More