(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
|one's mother's sister; aunt|
|simp. and trad.
- (informal, affectionate) maternal aunt (mother's sister)
- (affectionate) auntie: a form of address for any woman around one's mother's age
- A form of address for working-age female caretakers, including nurses, cleaning ladies, live-in staff, etc.
- (euphemistic) mom; mother