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Definition of "uncle" []

  • The brother of one's mother or father. (noun)
  • The husband of one's aunt. (noun)
  • Used as a form of address for an older man, especially by children. (noun)
  • A kindly counselor. (noun)
  • Slang A pawnbroker. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uncle" in a sentence
  • "For a moment, Anduin thought it related to the term uncle, but realized at once it was another term of affection that Magni Bronzebeard was missing: Father."
  • "If you're a cop and your uncle is a con artist, it's safe to wager that your big family functions are going to be, well, at least a little awkward if you both show up."
  • "The center has been in the works for years at the notoriously Israel-connected university (full disclosure: my uncle is a co-director of the center)."