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Has the word ”uncle” other meanings except ”a mom’s/dad’s brother”?
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Xophe profile picture XopheNovember 2020
First one that comes to mind is ”Say ’uncle’!”, a North American expression demanding that the opponent in a contest submit. The response ”Uncle!” is equivalent to ”I give up” and indicates submission.
It’s also a slang term for a pawnbroker.
Lordefe profile picture LordefeNovember 2020
An uncle doesn’t necessarily have to be blood related . The friends of your parents can be called uncle and also the parents of your friend.
Lordefe profile picture LordefeNovember 2020
Uncle can also be used to describe an older family friend