Meaning of “aunt” in the English Dictionary

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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?

More examples

  • After my aunt died, we arranged for her house to be cleared .
  • We're going to visit my aunt and uncle on Sunday .
  • She has two rather aged aunts.
  • She always behaves badly when her aunts come to visit.
  • We used to spend the weekends at my aunt's cottage in the country.

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

"aunt" in American English

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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)