pet name


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Noun1.pet name - a name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix); "`Billy' is a hypocorism for `William'"
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"

pet name

noun nickname, term of endearment, affectionate name Her pet name for me was Scrummy.
Translations
إسْم التَّدْليل
domácké jméno
kælenavn
becenév
gælunafn
cici takma ad

pet name

n (Brit) → nomignolo

pet

(pet) noun
1. a tame animal etc, usually kept in the home. She keeps a rabbit as a pet; (also adjective) a pet rabbit/goldfish.
2. (especially of children) a delightful or lovely person (used also as a term of affection). Isn't that baby a pet?; Would you like some ice-cream, pet?
adjective
favourite; greatest. What is your pet ambition/hate?
verb
past tense, past participle ˈpetted.
1. to stroke or caress (an animal) in a loving way. The old lady sat by the fire petting her dog.
2. (slang) to kiss, hug and caress. They were petting (each other) in the back seat.
pet name
a particular name used to express affection. His pet name for her was `Kitten'.
References in classic literature ?
She has become a rather extraordinary rider, under the tutorship of a more than extraordinary teacher - BB, which is her pet name for Buffalo Bill.
I knew nothing of you but the pet name she used to call you.
The laughed at him, and called him coward, liar, sneak, and other sorts of pet names, and told him they meant to call Chambers by a new name after this, and make it common in the town--"Tom Driscoll's nigger pappy,"--to signify that he had had a second birth into this life, and that Chambers was the author of his new being.
In a moment Dirk was on his knees beside her, with his arms round her, kissing her, calling her all sorts of pet names, and the facile tears ran down his own cheeks.
He was so glad to see us he most cried; and called us honey, and all the pet names he could think of; and was for having us hunt up a cold-chisel to cut the chain off of his leg with right away, and clearing out without losing any time.
Topping pet name put-downs despised by women are "bird", "doll" and "chick".
IF you have a pampered pet named Bruno, then you'd better beware - it's just been crowned the unluckiest pet name in the Midlands
The days when only dads who turned a blind eye to debates about political correctness would ever use a pet name such as 'love' or 'darling' when they spoke to you.
Giving a car a pet name is something done by more than a quarter of British drivers.
The interior minister referred to his colleague by the latter's pet name - Simo.
In his response, the Earl substitutes symbols similar to the double @@ sign for his affectionate pet name.