autie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of autistic with -ie.

Noun[edit]

autie (plural auties)

  1. (informal, nonstandard, affectionate) An autistic person; sometimes used in contrast with aspie, to denote a person who is on the autistic spectrum but not diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.
    • 2001, Jerry Newport, Your Life is Not a Label
      We must enable nonverbal auties to communicate by independent typing on devices that talk for them.
    • 2005, Dinah Murray, Coming Out Asperger
      For auties whose meltdowns take a more physical form, even if all the frustration is directed against property rather than people...

Latvian[edit]

Participle[edit]

autie

  1. nominative plural masculine form of autais
  2. vocative plural masculine form of autais