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English definition of “uncle”

uncle

noun [C]     /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?Family relations in general Indian English any male adult that you know who is older than you: John Uncle
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