Aunt

An aunt is a person who is the sister or sister-in-law of a parent.

A great-aunt or grand-aunt is the sister or sister-in-law of a grandparent.

The male equivalent of an aunt is an uncle, and the reciprocal relationship is that of a nephew or niece.

"Aunt" (or "auntie") may also be an honorific bestowed upon an individual of fictive kinship.

Famous quotes containing the word aunt:

    I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can’t stand it. I been there before.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band
    Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer’s hand.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)