Definition of 'aunt'
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They came to Europe with their aunt and uncle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Being an aunt and uncle is great and that's what we decided to do. The Sun (2017)Nor did my best friend, my aunt or my dog. The Sun (2016)It just kind of came down and picked off certain people here and there... cousins and aunts and uncles and my father very particularly. The Sun (2016)She is still the sort of aunt who makes one feel rather feeble. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The disease had affected both her mother and her aunt. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Agony aunts declared it the death of marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The humour depends on your relationship with uncle and aunt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cousins and aunts and uncles left behind? The Tribes Triumphant (2006)She decided to pass him on to an uncle and aunt who were childless. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But so did your father, your aunt. Times, Sunday Times (2014) One is his aunt, who greets us as he leads me to my first viewing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We all shared the same home, but they pretended that my real mother was my aunt. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Finally, the old lag takes on the role of agony aunt. The Sun (2006)BRITAIN'S favourite agony aunt has been signed up by the Government to help tackle the divorce crisis. The Sun (2008)He is shy and refuses to talk, despite encouragement from his father and aunt to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2009)MY grandad and my aunt died quickly one after the other. The Sun (2012)I might buy an elderly aunt one. The Sun (2011)I noticed my friend 's aunt sitting in a corner enjoying her drink. The Sun (2008)It actually belongs to his wife 's aunt, who also pays the utility and telephone bills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She's the most generous daughter, aunt and friend. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They will marry in the Oxfordshire church where her mother, aunts and grandmother married. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His mother has died, leaving him with an elderly aunt and his father, who sells spectacles. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I received an e-mail from a young man who had just been asked to perform the eulogy at the funeral of his wife 's aunt. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'aunt'
British English: aunt /ɑːnt/ NOUN
Your aunt is the sister of your mother or father, or the wife of your uncle.
She wrote a letter to her aunt.
- American English: aunt
- Arabic: عَمَّة /خالة خالة
- Brazilian Portuguese: tia
- Chinese: 姑妈
- Croatian: tetka
- Czech: teta
- Danish: tante
- Dutch: tante
- European Spanish: tía
- Finnish: täti
- French: tante
- German: Tante
- Greek: θεία
- Italian: zia
- Japanese: おば 伯母・叔母
- Korean: 이모 mother’s sister
- Norwegian: tante
- Polish: ciocia
- European Portuguese: tia
- Romanian: mătușă
- Russian: тетя
- Spanish: tía
- Swedish: faster paternal
- Thai: พี่หรือน้องสาวของพ่อหรือแม่
- Turkish: teyze mother’s sister
- Ukrainian: тітка
- Vietnamese: bác older than one’s parents
Definition of aunt from the Collins English Dictionary
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