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

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe