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unclenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʌŋ.kl̩/
A2 the brother of someone's mother or father, or the husband of someone's aunt or uncle: I've got several uncles and aunts. We invited my Uncle Steve round. [as form of address] Did you bring me a present, Uncle Jack? Indian English any male adult that you know who is older than you: John Uncle
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in Arabic عَمّ, خال…
in Korean 삼촌, 아저씨…
in Malaysian pakcik…
in French oncle…
in Turkish amca, dayı…
in Italian zio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舅父, 伯父, 叔父…
in Russian дядя…
in Polish wujek, wuj…
in Vietnamese chú, bác, cậu…
in Spanish tío…
in Portuguese tio…
in Thai ลุง…
in German der Onkel…
in Catalan oncle…
in Japanese おじ, おじさん…
in Indonesian paman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 舅父, 伯父, 叔父…
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