aunt (ănt, änt)
a. The sister of one's father or mother.
b. The wife of a sibling of one's mother or father.
2. Used as a form of address for an older woman, especially by children.
[Middle English aunte, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin amita, paternal aunt.]
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