Aunt (?), n. [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister. Cf. Amma.]
The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.
⇒ Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related.
An old woman; and old gossip.
A bawd, or a prostitute.
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.
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