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Agony Aunt

Agony Aunt is a tautogram (all words start with the same letter). View more tautograms!

Definition of the noun agony aunt

What does agony aunt mean as a name of something?


  1. a newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write in

Alternative definition of the noun agony aunt


  1. A writer of an advice column in a newspaper or other periodical.
  2. Someone who people commonly go to for advice about personal problems, often annoyingly so.


"Agony Aunt" is a musical single of Persil.


Agony aunt a.k.a. Advice Columnist is a job title.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agony Aunt

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Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

¦ The Guardian, 24 July 1996 agony aunt; agony auntie ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1837 agony aunt; agony auntie noun a newspaper or magazine columnist who advises readers on questions of a personal nature; ...

Google previewAn Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

Agony aunt A woman who acts as a counsellor or adviser in dealing with people's personal problems. The term originally referred to a person paid to run an advice service on personal problems in a newspaper. Originally all such people were ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

agony aunt/ uncle Br. col./Am. advice columnist/ woman /or man/ who gives advice on readers' personal problems. agony column Br.

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

great pain agony aunt someone who gives ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

An agony aunt is the female author of a newspaper column providing such advice. Agony in the Garden the anguish of Christ in the Garden of GETHSEMANE, as in Luke 22:44; agony in this passage is used in Wyclif's translation. agora in ...

Google previewSchool Dictionary (1995)

by C. M. Schwarz

- noun agony aunt a person, usu a woman, who gives advice in an agony column . - noun agony column the part of a newspaper or magazine in which readers submit and receive advice about personal ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

agony aunt n. Brit. informal a person who answers letters in an agony column.

Google previewCultures, Ideologies, and the Dictionary (1995)

Studies in Honor of Ladislav Zgusta by Braj B. Kachru, Henry Kahane

aerial, agony aunt, agony column, airing cupboard, American football, and (as in "Try and get here before 4"), aquaplane, arse about/around, A/S level, assistant (sales clerk), attested milk, autumn In ...

Google previewShorter Slang Dictionary (2003)

by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

agony aunt the person who writes replies to readers' problems in an agony column. See also sob sister. agony column the lettersandanswers pageofa magazine,esp. a women's magazine, where advice ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Journalism (2014)

by Tony Harcup

agony aunt A * columnist for a newspaper or magazine who invites readers to write in about personal problems, very often involving relationships or sex in one way or another, ...

Google previewDictionary of Careers, Occupations and Professions (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Agony aunt: Someone who writes an agony column. Air chief marshal: Someone who has a high rank in the British air force. Air commodore: Someone who has a high rank in the British air force. Aircraft man: Someone who has a low rank in ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure (2014)

by C. D. Rose

Cyr;and penning an agony aunt column as Phyllis Delphia. It wasa fewyears after ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Columbian capital—Bogotá Columbus's flagship—Santa Maria Column—pillar Column of rising air used by gliders—thermal Column support—pedestal Columnist dealing with people's problems—agony aunt Coma—stupor Comb— curry ...

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