Meaning of PET in English
n. 25B6; noun the teacher's pet : FAVOURITE, darling, the apple of one's eye; Brit. informal blue-eyed boy/girl; N. Amer. informal fair-haired boy/girl.
a pet lamb : TAME, domesticated, domestic; Brit. house-trained; N. Amer. housebroken.
his pet theory : FAVOURITE, favoured, cherished, dear to one's heart; particular, special, personal.
the cats came to be petted : STROKE, caress, fondle, pat.
she had always been petted by her parents : PAMPER, spoil, mollycoddle, coddle, cosset, baby, indulge, overindulge, wrap in cotton wool.
couples were petting in their cars : KISS AND CUDDLE, kiss, cuddle, embrace, caress; informal canoodle, neck, smooch; Brit. informal snog; N. Amer. informal make out, get it on; informal, dated spoon.
25A0; pet name AFFECTIONATE NAME, term of endearment, endearment, nickname, diminutive, hypocoristic.
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