The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 姨爹

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Entry definition

姨爹 〈yí diē〉 {{zh-forms}} pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
noun: {{zh-noun}}
  1. (chiefly regional, Southern Chinese) uncle, (specifically) one's maternal aunt's husband
    • Dream of the Red Chamber, 63: 我父親每日為兩位姨娘操心,要尋兩個又有根基又富貴又青年又俏皮的兩位姨爹,好聘嫁這二位姨娘的。
Synonyms: 姨夫, 姨父, 姨丈
related terms:
  • (wife) 姨母 〈yí mǔ〉 (see also for list of terms by seniority of one's mother's sisters)
  • (wife) 阿姨 〈ā yí〉, 姨媽 〈yí mā〉, 姨妈 〈yí mā〉

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