An uncle is the brother of a person's father or mother; or the husband of the child's aunt, this is one case where in-law is not used. The term "uncle" is sometimes also used as a more generic one, particularly in address, for a more distant relative, or even for a friend of the family who is not related, but is trusted (by the parents) to act in a familial role. Children in particular are often taught to use "Uncle" as a title of address for any male adult in one of these categories.
- Avuncular (adjective) - of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection.
- Related Forms:
- avuncularity (noun)
- avuncularly (adverb)
To cry uncle
Aunts and uncles in spanking art
In spanking stories and spanking art, a child is sometimes spanked by an uncle or aunt instead of his or her parents. The role of an uncle or aunt is somewhat more distant than that of a parent, but not as distant as a teacher or a complete stranger. Children are sometimes given in a temporary guardianship to uncles and/or aunts, which puts these relatives in a in loco parentis situation in which they are permitted and expected to behave like parents to the child.
Spanking-fetish videos frequently depict strict or put-upon uncles who are driven to discipline their bratty neices. Examples:
- Angry Uncle John (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- Annoying Rosie (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- OTK Bedtime Spanking (Triple A Spanking)
- Spanked by Uncle (Sarah Gregory Spanking)
- Spankopoly (Triple A Spanking)
- Uncle (Lupus Pictures)
- Uncle Terry's Naughty Nieces (Moonglow)
- Uncle Wayne's Woodshed Whippings (Raven Hill Studios)
- Der gelbe Onkel (German spanking magazine)