Synonyms of pet in English

: pet1pet2

pet1


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noun

1‘the others teased him and called him teacher's pet’

SYNONYMS
favourite, darling, the apple of one's eye, idol
British informal blue-eyed boy, blue-eyed girl
North American informal fair-haired boy, fair-haired girl

adjective

1‘a pet lamb’

SYNONYMS
tame, domesticated, domestic, tamed
British house-trained
North American housebroken

2‘his pet theory’

SYNONYMS
favourite, favoured, cherished, prized, dear to one's heart, preferred, particular, special, chosen, personal, treasured, precious

verb

1‘the cats came to be petted’

SYNONYMS
stroke, caress, fondle, pat

2‘an only child, she had always been petted by her parents’

SYNONYMS
pamper, spoil, mollycoddle, coddle, cosset, baby, indulge, overindulge, dote on, overparent
British wrap in cotton wool, feather-bed
archaic cocker

3‘she watched the couples petting in their cars’

SYNONYMS
kiss and cuddle, kiss, cuddle, embrace, caress
informal canoodle, neck, smooch, bill and coo
British informal snog
North American informal make out, get it on, play kissy-face
informal, dated spoon

Synonyms of pet in English

: pet1pet2

pet2


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noun

1‘Mum's in a pet’

SYNONYMS
bad mood, mood, bad temper, temper, sulk, fit of the sulks, ill temper, ill humour, fit of pique, huff, tantrum
Northern English, Midlands English mard
informal grump
British informal paddy, strop
North American informal blowout, hissy fit
British informal, dated bate, wax
archaic paddywhack, miff, the pouts

Phrases

    pet name


    SYNONYMS
    affectionate name, term of endearment, endearment, nickname, diminutive
    rare hypocorism, hypocoristic