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meanings of pet


  1. Abbreviation of petition.
  2. A term of endearment usually applied to women and children.
  3. A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted.
  4. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling.
  5. Acronym of positron emission tomography.
  6. Something kept as a companion, including inanimate objects. (pet rock, pet plant, etc.).
  7. One who is excessively loyal to a superior and receives preferential treatment.
  8. Initialism of polyethylene terephthalate.
  9. An animal kept as a companion.
  10. Acronym of paired-end tag.
  11. Backronym of personal electronic transactor.


  1. To stroke or fondle (an animal).
  2. To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.
  3. To be a pet.
  4. To be peevish; to sulk.
  5. To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.


  1. Favourite; cherished; the focus of one's attention.
  2. Kept or treated as a pet.

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