Meaning of “pet name” in the English Dictionary

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"pet name" in British English

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pet namenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpet ˈneɪm/ us /ˌpet ˈneɪm/

an informal name given to someone by their family 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 people hear it.

(Definition of “pet name” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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