1. The brother of one's father or mother; also applied to an aunt's husband; -- the correlative of aunt in sex, and of nephew and niece in relationship.
2. A pawnbroker. [Slang]
3. An eldery man; -- used chiefly as a kindly or familiar appellation, esp. (Southern U. S.) for a worthy old negro; as, “Uncle Remus.” [Colloq.]
Plain old uncle as he [Socrates] was, with his great ears, -- an immense talker. --Emerson.
My uncle, a pawnbroker. [Slang]
Uncle Sam, a humorous appellation given to the United States Government. See Uncle Sam, in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
n 1: the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your
aunt [ant: aunt]
2: a source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played
uncle to lonely students"