the sister of someone's father or mother, or the wife of someone's uncle.
Using aunt: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "aunt" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
My aunt is coming to visit us this weekend.
She is my mother's younger sister and my favorite aunt.
I have two aunts on my father's side.
aunt Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with aunt
My great aunt always sends me a birthday card.
We played Aunt Sally at the fair.
a slang term for menstruation
I can't go swimming today because Aunt Flo is visiting.
Origins of aunt
from Middle English 'aunte', from Old French 'ante', from Latin 'amita'
Summary: aunt in Brief
An 'aunt' [ænt] is the sister of someone's father or mother, or the wife of someone's uncle. It is a familial relationship that spans generations and is often associated with nurturing and care. Phrases like 'great aunt' and 'aunt Sally' use 'aunt' to denote extended family members or games. 'Aunt Flo' is a slang term for menstruation.