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nuncle (NUNG-kuhl) noun

Chiefly British. An uncle.

[From the phrase an uncle.]

"Fool: Prithee, nuncle, tell me whether a madman be a gentleman or a yeoman?" Shakespeare, William, King Lear: Act III, Scene VI.

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