1. [syn: aunt, auntie, aunty]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aunt \Aunt\, n. [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister.
1. The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to
nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.
Note: Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of
endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related.
2. An old woman; and old gossip. [Obs.] --Shak.
3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak.
Aunt Sally, a puppet head placed on a pole and having a
pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists in trying
to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
[syn: aunt, auntie, aunty] [ant: uncle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "aunt":
auntie, blood brother, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud, buddy,
country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed,
daughter, father, first cousin, foster brother, frater,
grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle,
half brother, kid brother, mother, nephew, niece, nuncle, nunks,
nunky, second cousin, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern,
son, stepbrother, stepsister, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
AUNT, domestic relations. The sister of one's father or mother; she is a
relation in the third degree. Vide 2 Com. Dig. 474 Dane's Ab. c. 126, a. 3.