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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aunt  \Aunt\,  n.  [OF.  ante,  F.  tante,  L.  amita  father's  sister. 
  Cf  {Amma}.] 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aunt 
  n  :  the  sister  of  your  father  or  mother;  the  wife  of  your  uncle 
  [syn:  {auntie},  {aunty}]  [ant:  {uncle}] 




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