Aunt Sally


Aunt Sally

Aunt Sally Word Origin noun Chiefly British.

  1. a person who is a ready target for criticism or focus for disputation.

Origin of Aunt Sally First recorded in 1860–65; so called from the figure used as a target at fairs Related Words for aunt sally butt, dupe, fool, goat, joke, laughingstock, stooge, target, victim British Dictionary definitions for aunt sally Aunt Sally noun plural -lies British

  1. a figure of an old woman’s head, typically with a clay pipe, used in fairgrounds and fêtes as a target for balls or other objects
  2. any person who is a target for insults or criticism
  3. something set up as a target for disagreement or attack

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