Definition of "aunt" [aunt]

  • The sister of one's father or mother. (noun)
  • The wife of one's uncle. (noun)
  • Used as a form of address for an older woman, especially by children. (noun)

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Use "aunt" in a sentence
  • ""Not aunt," cried Oliver, throwing his arms about her neck, "I'll never call her _aunt_."
  • ""My brother says my aunt is a liar, she just wants to get us there," Viridiana says, rummaging through John's desk."
  • "And my aunt is a very optimistic person, so I gave Bessy that indomitable quality."