aunt

Aunt \Aunt\, n. [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister. Cf. {Amma}.] 1. The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife. [1913 Webster] Note: Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related. [1913 Webster] 2. An old woman; and old gossip. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] {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. [1913 Webster]