Definition of Agony aunt

1. Noun. A newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write in.

Generic synonyms: Newspaper Columnist



Definition of Agony aunt

1. Noun. A writer of an advice column in a newspaper or other periodical. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who people commonly go to for advice about personal problems, often annoyingly so. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Agony aunt

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1. Johnson's First [-fifth] Reader by Henrietta H. Richardson, Nannie Clements, Louise Manly, Blanche Wynne Johnson, Eugene Cunningham Branson (1899)
"... and rolling over and over on the floor in his death agony. Aunt Patience climbed on the high bedstead and crouched in one corner, trembling and fearing ..."

2. Tomorrow's Women by Helen M. Wilkinson, Melanie Howard (1997)
"... and mother of ten children, Anne Atkins, the Daily Telegraph agony aunt, and even Paula Yates, author of a book on the virtues of women staying at home. ..."

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