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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ant, ahnt]
    • /ænt, ɑnt/
    • /ɑːnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ant, ahnt]
    • /ænt, ɑnt/

Definitions of aunt word

  • countable noun aunt Someone's aunt is the sister of their mother or father, or the wife of their uncle. 3
  • noun aunt a sister of one's father or mother 3
  • noun aunt the wife of one's uncle 3
  • noun aunt a term of address used by children for any woman, esp for a friend of the parents 3
  • noun aunt a sister of one's mother or father 3
  • noun aunt the sister of one's father or mother. 1

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Origin of aunt

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English aunte < Anglo-French, for Old French ante < Latin amita father's sister, old feminine past participle of amāre to love, i.e., beloved

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Parts of speech for Aunt


aunt popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

aunt usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aunt

noun aunt

  • father — a male parent.
  • sibling — a brother or sister.
  • mother — parent
  • cousin — Your cousin is the child of your uncle or aunt.
  • folk — Usually, folks. (used with a plural verb) people in general: Folks say there wasn't much rain last summer.

Antonyms for aunt

noun aunt

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