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"
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pet name

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

pet name

n (Brit) → nomignolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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'.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Oh, call me pet names, dear- est, call me a marine!
Little by little he changed his tone when speaking of his "friend," whom Long Jack had christened "the Crazy Kid," "the Gilt-edged Baby," "the Suckin' Vanderpoop," and other pet names; and with his sea-booted feet cocked up on the table would even invent histories about silk pajamas and specially imported neckwear, to the "friend's" discredit.
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.
"Why, maidy" (he frequently, with unconscious irony, gave her this pet name), "the prettiest milker I've got in my dairy; you mustn't get so fagged as this at the first breath of summer weather, or we shall be finely put to for want of 'ee by dog-days, shan't we, Mr Clare?"
I knew nothing of you but the pet name she used to call you.
That is according to new data based on pet names entered on GoCompare by owners looking for pet insurance.
According to data based on pet names entered on GoCompare by owners looking for pet insurance, Bella was the most common in the CV postcode - followed by Alfie, Poppy, Charlie and Molly.
I couldn't believe the comments from Karine Laudort in response to the Gatwick Airport staff 's ban on pet names.
Record agony aunt and Loose Women star COLEEN NOLAN launches a passionate defence of affectionate nicknames, while fashion director KARINE LAUDORT explains why she feels peeved at hearing pet names.