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English definition of “pet”

pet

noun [C] (PERSON)    /pet/
be sb's pet disapproving to be the person that someone in authority likes best and treats better than anyone else: The other children hated her because she was the teacher's pet.Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness informal approving a kind person who is easy to like: He's always sending me flowers - he's a real pet!People having good qualities UK informal a friendly way of talking to someone, especially a woman or a child: Thank you, pet.Friendly and unfriendly terms of address
(Definition of pet noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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