Aunt vs Aunthood - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between aunt and aunthood

is that aunt is a sister or sister-in-law of someone’s parent while aunthood is the quality or state of being an aunt.

aunt

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sister or sister-in-law of someone’s parent.
  • * 2007 , Nancy Eshelman, A Piece of My Mind: Columns from the Patriot-News , page 35:
  • I mentioned another aunt , my late mother's sister, who's about the same age.
  • (also'' great-aunt ''or grandaunt) A person's grandparent's sister or sister-in-law.
  • (usually auntie) A grandmother.
  • An affectionate term for a woman of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.
  • Antonyms

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

    Hyponyms

    * (qualifier, sister of someone's father) paternal aunt * (qualifier, sister of someone's mother) maternal aunt

    Derived terms

    * Auntie * auntie, aunty * agony aunt * big auntie * great-aunt * grandaunt * little auntie * mine aunt * naunt

    See also

    * (l)

    Anagrams

    * (l)

    aunthood

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The quality or state of being an aunt.
  • Synonyms

    * auntdom * auntness