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"aunt" in British English

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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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(Definition of aunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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auntnoun [C]

 us   /ænt, ɑnt/
the ​sister of someone’s ​mother or ​father, or the ​wife of someone’s ​uncle: We ​stopped off to ​visit my aunt and ​uncle in Boston.
(Definition of aunt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aunt”
in Korean 고모, 숙모, 이모…
in Arabic خالة, عَمّة…
in Malaysian mak saudara…
in French tante…
in Russian тетя…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姑母, 姨母, 嬸嬸…
in Italian zia…
in Turkish teyze, hala…
in Polish ciocia, ciotka…
in Spanish tía…
in Vietnamese cô…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 姑母, 姨母, 婶婶…
in Indonesian bibi…
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