Aunt in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is aunt a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word aunt is a Scrabble US word. The word aunt is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

A1U1N1T1

Is aunt a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word aunt is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

A1U1N1T1

Is aunt a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word aunt is a Words With Friends word. The word aunt is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

A1U2N2T1

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Valid words made from Aunt

You can make 17 words from 'aunt' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'aunt'

AUNT 4TUAN 4
TUNA 4 

3 letters words from 'aunt'

ANT 3NAT 3
NUT 3TAN 3
TAU 3TUN 3
UTA 3 

2 letters words from 'aunt'

AN 2AT 2
NA 2NU 2
TA 2UN 2
UT 2 

All 4 letters words made out of aunt

aunt uant anut naut unat nuat autn uatn atun taun utan tuan antu natu atnu tanu ntau tnau unta nuta utna tuna ntua tnua

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word aunt. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in aunt.

Definitions and meaning of aunt

aunt

Etymology

From Middle English aunte, from Anglo-Norman aunte, from Old French ante, from Latin amita (father's sister). Displaced native Middle English modrie (aunt) (from Old English mōdriġe (maternal aunt); compare Old English faþu, faþe (paternal aunt)).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General Australian, New England, AAVE, some other US areas) enPR: änt, IPA(key): /ɑ(ː)nt/
    Rhymes: -ɑːnt
    Homophone: aren't (in some non-rhotic accents)
  • (Northern England, Canada, General American) enPR: ănt, IPA(key): /ænt/ (in the US, this is the most common pronunciation in all regions except New England and Virginia)
    Rhymes: -ænt
    Homophone: ant
  • (Southern Hiberno-English) IPA(key): /æːnt/ (not homophonous with "ant")
  • (Scotland) IPA(key): /ant/
  • (Canada, Maritimes) IPA(key): /ɒnt/
    Rhymes: -ɒnt
  • (New England) enPR: ônt, IPA(key): /ɔnt/
    Rhymes: -ɔːnt
  • (Southern American English, occasionally) IPA(key): /eɪnt/
    Homophone: ain't

Noun

aunt (plural aunts)

  1. The sister or sister-in-law of one’s parent.
    • 1923, P.G. Wodehouse, The Inimitable Jeeves:
      As a rule, you see, I'm not lugged into Family Rows. On the occasions when Aunt is calling to Aunt like mastodons bellowing across primeval swamps and Uncle James's letter about Cousin Mabel's peculiar behaviour is being shot round the family circle... the clan has a tendency to ignore me.
  2. (endearing) The female cousin of one’s parent.
  3. (endearing) A woman of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.
  4. (obsolete) Any elderly woman.
  5. (obsolete) A procuress or bawd.

Synonyms

  • auntie, aunty (diminutive)
  • auntyji (India, as a respectful term of address)
  • naunt (nonstandard, proscribed, dated)

Antonyms

  • (with regard to gender) uncle
  • (with regard to ancestry) niece, nephew

Hypernyms

  • (sibling of someone's parent) auncle, pibling (nonstandard)

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Irish: aint

Translations

Several languages distinguish between blood aunts (one’s parent’s sister) and in-law aunts (one’s parent’s sister-in-law), some distinguish between paternal and maternal aunts, and some distinguish between one’s parent’s older siblings and younger siblings.

See also

  • materteral

References

Further reading

  • aunt on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • -naut, Tuna, naut., tuan, tuna

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the sister of a mother or father.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)