Associations to the word «Uncle»


UNCLE, noun. The brother or brother-in-law of one’s parent.
UNCLE, noun. (euphemistic) A companion to one's (usually unmarried) mother.
UNCLE, noun. (figuratively) A source of advice, encouragement, or help.
UNCLE, noun. (British) (informal) A pawnbroker.
UNCLE, noun. (especially in the Southern US) (parts of the UK and Asia) An affectionate term for a man of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.
UNCLE, noun. (Southern US) (slang) (archaic) An older male African-American person.
UNCLE, interjection. A cry used to indicate surrender.
UNCLE JOE, proper noun. Joseph Stalin.
UNCLE NED, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) bed
UNCLE SAM, proper noun. A personification of the United States government.
UNCLE SCROOGE, noun. A rich miser.
UNCLE SCROOGES, noun. Plural of Uncle Scrooge
UNCLE TOM, noun. (derogatory) A black man who is obsequiously servile to white authority.
UNCLE TOMS, noun. Plural of Uncle Tom

Dictionary definition

UNCLE, noun. The brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt.
UNCLE, noun. A source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played uncle to lonely students".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley