English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From uncle +‎ -y or uncle +‎ -ly.

Adjective edit

uncley (comparative more uncley, superlative most uncley)

  1. Characteristic of an uncle; avuncular
    • 1946, Cyril Connolly, Horizon, volumes 13-14, page 42:
      Those events were memorable but they were memories only, misted and vague as the uncley sort of God one heard stories about in Sunday School.
    • 1969, Stanley Dehlet Mayer, Fantasy, volumes 6-7:
      I looked at him. There was nothing uncley about that look.
    • 2015, Catherine Therese, The Weight of Silence:
      In another way and this may be where I started believing this helpless character I'd imagined actually existed to the point that I wondered if he was uncley enough, if maybe I could get him and have something better than the flight plans that she wanted.

Etymology 2 edit

From uncle +‎ -y (diminutive ending).

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

uncley (plural uncleys)

  1. Familiar or endearing form of uncle
    • 2015, Murray W. Nabors, The Adventures of Terrence the Tabby Cat:
      Paint nursery, Write regularly in Baby's Book, let aunties and unclies know.
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