Word of the day

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avuncular (adj) – 1. Of or having to do with an uncle.
2. Regarded as characteristic of an uncle, especially in benevolence or tolerance.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1789, from Latin avunculus “maternal uncle,” diminutive of avus + -ar. Used humorously for “of a pawnbroker” (uncle was slang for “pawnbroker” from circa 1600 through 19 th century).