From Middle English aunte, from Anglo-Norman aunte, from Old French ante, from Latin amita (“father's sister”). Displaced native Middle English modrie (“aunt”) (from Old English mōdriġe (“maternal aunt”); compare Old English faþu, faþe (“paternal aunt”)).
- enPR: änt, IPA(key): /ɑːnt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [ɑːnt]
- (General Australian, New Zealand) IPA(key): [äːnt], [ɐːnt]
- (Atlantic Canada, Tidewater, General South African) IPA(key): [ɒːnt]
- (New England) IPA(key): [ɑːnt], [aːnt]
- (AAVE) IPA(key): [äːnt], [ɑːnt]
- enPR: ănt, IPA(key): /ænt/
- (General American, Canada) IPA(key): [ænt], [ɛənt], [eənt]
- (Northern England, Ireland) IPA(key): [ant], [ænt]
- (Scotland) IPA(key): /ant/, [änt]
- (New England) enPR: ônt, IPA(key): /ɔnt/
- Rhymes: -ɔːnt
- (AAVE) enPR: ŭnt, IPA(key): /ʌnt/
- Rhymes: -ʌnt
- (Southern American English) enPR: ānt, IPA(key): /eɪnt/ 
- Rhymes: -eɪnt
aunt (plural aunts)
- The sister or sister-in-law of one’s parent.
- 1923, P.G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:
- The female cousin or cousin-in-law of one’s parent.
- (endearing) A woman of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.
- (obsolete) Any elderly woman.
- (obsolete) A procuress or bawd.
- c. 1605 (first performance; published 1608), Thomas Middleton, “A Trick to Catch the Old One”, in A[rthur] H[enry] Bullen, editor, The Works of Thomas Middleton […] (The English Dramatists), volume II, London: John C. Nimmo […], published 1885, →OCLC, Act II, scene ii, page 267:
- I saw neither hope of his reclaiming, nor comfort in his being; and was it not then better bestowed upon his uncle than upon one of his aunts?—I need not say bawd, for every one knows what aunt stands for in the last translation.
- auntie, aunty (diminutive)
- auntyji (India, as a respectful term of address)
- naunt (nonstandard, proscribed, dated)
- agony aunt, agony auntie, agony aunty
- Aunt Emma
- Aunt Flo
- aunt fucker
- auntie, aunty
- Auntie Beeb
- Aunt Jane
- Aunt Jemima
- Aunt Minnie
- aunt nell
- Aunt Sally
- Aunt Thomasina
- double aunt
- half aunt
- if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle, if my uncle had tits, he'd be my aunt
- kopi auntie, kopi aunty
- maiden-auntish, maiden-auntishness
- maternal aunt
- maternal half aunt
- mine aunt
- my aunt Fanny
- my giddy aunt
- my sainted aunt
- paternal aunt
- paternal half aunt
- please excuse my dear Aunt Sally
- second aunt
- summon auntie
- uncle or aunt
- wine aunt
Several languages distinguish between blood aunts (one's parent's sister) and in-law aunts (one's parent's sister-in-law), some distinguish between paternal and maternal aunts, and some distinguish between one's parent's older siblings and younger siblings.
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- The Dialect Survey of US pronunciations
- Alternative form of