aunt /ˈænt, ˈɑnt/
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.]
3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [Obs.]
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.
n : the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
[syn: auntie, aunty] [ant: uncle]