pet {2} definition, pet {2} meaning | English dictionary

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1    a tame animal kept in a household for companionship, amusement, etc.  
2    a person who is fondly indulged; favourite  
teacher's pet     
3    kept as a pet  
a pet dog     
4    of or for pet animals  
pet food     
5    particularly cherished; favourite  
a pet theory, a pet hatred     
6    familiar or affectionate  
a pet name     
7    pet day     (Scot. and Irish)   a single fine day during a period of bad weather  
      vb   , pets, petting, petted  
8    tr   to treat (a person, animal, etc.) as a pet; pamper  
9    tr   to pat or fondle (an animal, child, etc.)  
10    intr  
Informal   (of two people) to caress each other in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking (often in the phrase heavy petting)  
     (C16: origin unknown)  
  petter      n  
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pet, PET, Pet., pet day

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
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