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pet 1

1. An animal kept for enjoyment or companionship.
2. An object of the affections.
3. A person especially loved or indulged; a favorite: the teacher's pet.
1. Kept as a pet: a pet cat.
a. Particularly cherished or indulged: a pet grandchild.
b. Expressing or showing affection: a pet name.
3. Being a favorite: a pet topic.
v. pet·ted, pet·ting, pets
To stroke or caress gently. See Synonyms at caress.
To stroke or fondle amorously.

[Scottish Gaelic peata, tame animal, pet, from Old Irish.]

pet′ter n.

pet 2

A fit of bad temper or pique.
intr.v. pet·ted, pet·ting, pets
To be sulky and peevish.

[Origin unknown.]


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petter - a lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one; "they are heavy petters"
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
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