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.

25B6; adjective

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.

25B6; verb

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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