Aunt Sally Word Origin noun Chiefly British.
- 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, , , , , , , , British Dictionary definitions for aunt sally Aunt Sally noun plural -lies British
- 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
- any person who is a target for insults or criticism
- something set up as a target for disagreement or attack