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 shes going to adopt me and sivilize me and I cant stand it. I been there before.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“The massive weight of Uncles wedding band
Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifers hand.”
—Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)