Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Aunt sally

a person who is a ready target for criticism or focus for disputation.
Historical Examples

A laugh caused Aunt Sally to glance through the window, where Jessica was an amused spectator of the scene within.
Jessica, the Heiress Evelyn Raymond

And all the old furniture was sold too, and that most killed Aunt Sally.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922 Lucy Maud Montgomery

“Well, Aunt Sally is the wisest woman in the world,” replied Mrs. Bassett, with emphasis.
A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson

He fell in the way of calling her “Aunt Sally” as others did, and this seemed to please her.
The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine

Aunt Sally was seated in the chimney-corner smoking, when Cassandra returned.
The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine

Lots of things that have been missing from the kitchen and puzzled Aunt Sally so.
Jessica, the Heiress Evelyn Raymond

They went three months ago and terrible hard they took it, especially Aunt Sally, I felt awful about it myself.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922 Lucy Maud Montgomery

Only that you must explain what all this row and rumpus is about with Aunt Sally.
Jessica, the Heiress Evelyn Raymond

It opened into the kitchen, where Aunt Sally and her son were having breakfast.
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1 Work Projects Administration

So, run to Aunt Sally, dear, and ask if she can be spared from her nursing a few hours.
Jessica, the Heiress Evelyn Raymond

noun (Brit) (pl) -lies
a figure of an old woman’s head, typically with a clay pipe, used in fairgrounds and fêtes as a target for balls or other objects
any person who is a target for insults or criticism
something set up as a target for disagreement or attack


Read Also:

  • Aunt tom

    aunt tom noun phrase A woman who does not support or sympathize with the women’s liberation movement [fr the analogy with Uncle Tom]

  • Auntie man

    noun (Caribbean, informal) an effeminate or homosexual male

  • Auntie-ji

    noun (Hinglish, informal) a respectful name and form of address given to a woman from the generation older than oneself

  • Auntie

    Informal. . Contemporary Examples Tell her we need to borrow one of her chadri for auntie Malika; tell her we will return it to her in just a few days. When Everything Changed Gayle Tzemach Lemmon March 10, 2011 He was the “uncle” just as the BBC is affectionately known as “auntie.” Jimmy Savile Sex-Abuse […]

Disclaimer: Aunt sally definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.