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"pet name" in British English

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pet namenoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​informalname given to someone by ​theirfamily or ​friends
(Definition of pet name from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pet name" in American English

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pet namenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpet ˈneɪm/
an ​informal, ​affectionate name given to someone by ​family or ​friends: Bruce's pet name for Noelle is "Otter," which can be ​embarrassing when other ​peoplehear it.
(Definition of pet name from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pet name”
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱称,昵称…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛稱,暱稱…
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