Meaning of uncle

un•cle

Pronunciation: (ung'kul), [key]
— n.
  1. a brother of one's father or mother.
  2. an aunt's husband.
  3. a familiar title or term of address for any elderly man.
  4. a pawnbroker.
  5. (cap.)Uncle Sam.
  6. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter U.
  7. to concede defeat: They ganged up on him in the schoolyard and made him say uncle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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