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Meaning of "agony aunt" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AGONY AUNT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AGONY AUNT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Agony aunt is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AGONY AUNT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Advice column

An advice column is a column in a magazine or newspaper written by an advice columnist. The image presented was originally of an older woman dispensing comforting advice and maternal wisdom, hence the name "aunt". An advice columnist can also be someone who gives advice to people who send in problems to the newspaper. Sometimes the author is in fact a composite or a team: Marjorie Proops's name appeared long after she retired. The nominal writer may be a pseudonym, or in effect a brand name; the accompanying picture may bear little resemblance to the actual author. The term is beginning to fall into disuse, as the scope of personal advice has broadened, to include sexual matters — pioneered by the likes of Dr. Ruth — as well as general lifestyle issues.

Definition of agony aunt in the English dictionary

The definition of agony aunt in the dictionary is a person who writes the replies to readers' letters in an agony column Gender-netural form: advice columnist.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AGONY AUNT

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WORDS THAT END LIKE AGONY AUNT

armgaunt
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great-aunt
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Synonyms and antonyms of agony aunt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «agony aunt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AGONY AUNT

Find out the translation of agony aunt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of agony aunt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «agony aunt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

知心大姐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tía agonía
570 millions of speakers

English

agony aunt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीड़ा चाची
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عمة العذاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

агония тетя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tia de agonia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তৃষ্ণার্ত চাচী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tante agonie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makcik penderitaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kummerkastentante
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

苦悩の叔母
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고통 아줌마
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Agony bibi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

sự khổ sở cô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வஞ்சம் அத்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेदना आजी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Acı teyze
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zia agonia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

agonia ciotka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

агонія тітка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

matusa agonie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγωνία θεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

troostante
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

agony moster
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dødskamp tante
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of agony aunt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AGONY AUNT»

The term «agony aunt» is regularly used and occupies the 62.492 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AGONY AUNT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about agony aunt

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AGONY AUNT»

Discover the use of agony aunt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to agony aunt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pool of Life: The Autobiography of a Punjabi Agony Aunt
This life story of Kailash Puri, a Punjabi author and advice columnist, connects the narrative of her life to the history of Punjabi diaspora and themes in Sikh studies.
Kailash Puri, Eleanor Nesbitt, 2013
2
Agony Aunt
Harriet is a very special kind of agony aunt, helping clients to live out their bizarre fantasies of bondage and domination.
G C Scott, 2011
3
Dear Agony Aunt
5 there anyone out there who has notread an Agony Aunt column at some point in life? The greater the 'Hawwl quotient, the more popularl the column! These columns often strike a chord with us, reminding us' of our own dilemmas. But only a ...
Aradhika Sharma, 2012
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Asian Agony Aunt
Shamaela Munir. Q? SHAMAELA M UNIR Asian Agony Aunt All Rights Reserved © 2003 by SHAMAELA. iUniverse, Inc. New York Lincoln Shanghai. ASIAN AGONY AUNT.
Shamaela Munir, 2003
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The Diary of a Celebrity Agony Aunt
Fanny Batter has become a legend in her own lifetime.
Fanny Batter, 2010
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Lernzielkontrollen Englisch: Tests in zwei ...
Q A letter to the Agony Aunt Read the letters to the agony aunt and put them in reported speech. ® Dear Agony Aunt, my friends and I often go to parties and they always want me to drink alcohol, although I don't want to. What can I do to stay ...
Claudine Steyer, 2011
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Agony Angel: So You Think You've Got Problems
Angela Lawson works as an agony aunt for a magazine.
Cesca Martin, 2007
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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone ...
Having successfully battled her own demons while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed sat down to answer the letters of the frightened, the anxious, the confused; and with each gem-like correspondence - of which the best are ...
Cheryl Strayed, 2013
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Sexuality, Gender and Schooling: Shifting Agendas in Social ...
discussing sexual abuse Clare: (reading) Dear Agony Aunt. I haven't spoken to anyone since this happened but I just need to tell someone. Last week my mum's boyfriend raped me. 1 was so scared 1 had no-one to talk to and I felt if I told my ...
Mary Jane Kehily, 2002
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Parenteen - Parenting Defiant and Crazy Teens with Wisdom ...
This book focuses on strategies parents can use to deal with typical teenage behavior. The essence of their technique teaches parents to allow their children to learn about solving their own problems by setting up choices and consequences.
Christine Evans, David Usher, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AGONY AUNT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term agony aunt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Little Mix Jesy reveals her shame as Coleen Nolan spills on son's …
Jesy Nelson has spoken of her horror after Mirror agony aunt Coleen Nolan divulged details of her son's sex life on Loose Women. Coleen's eldest son Shane ... «South Carolina SC, Jul 15»
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Linda Nolan to get life back on track after caution over benefits fraud
Their argument was that the magazine agony aunt failed to reveal a change in her circumstances, namely relating to income gained from ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Dear Coleen: I caught my husband of three years applying make-up …
Send a message to our agony aunt. Dear Coleen,. Send my problem to Coleen. Should be Empty: * More of our agony aunt Coleen Nolan's ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Kick those toxic friends out of your life
So to save the situation, you have to play Agony Aunt all the time. This mama has so many problems, when you connect with her; it's not a ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
5
Ssh... can you keep a secret?
I've spent 24 hours on the app for the purposes of this column and it is addictive, allowing me to play agony aunt to strangers and also in turn ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Jake Roche: Mum's so happy I'm with Jesy and they're really close …
It's going so well that his mum - Mirror agony aunt Coleen Nolan – is now longing to hear the patter of tiny feet and is urging them to have a ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Italia 90: How the 1990 World Cup changed England
... countered by the likes of agony aunt Marje Proops saying other men should follow their example. And by the time of Gazza's tears the attitude ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Nolan sister to pay back £4k in court caution
Nolan forgot to tell the authorities about her earnings from an 'Agony Aunt' column and an appearance fee for TV's Family Fortunes. «Fleetwood Today, Jul 15»
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Dear Coleen: My demanding online pal makes me so frustrated
Have you got a problem you would like Coleen's advice on? Send a message to our agony aunt. Dear Coleen,. Send my problem to Coleen. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
Editorial: Social media – our doctor, lawyer, priest and agony aunt
If you were bored enough or creepy enough to read back over my Facebook and Twitter posts in recent weeks, you'd find me mulling over my ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»

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