What does the word pet mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To treat as a pet; fondle.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A fit of ill temper; peevishness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Being a pet; indulged; cherished.

Usage examples for pet

  1. He must have realized that such a spoiled pet of society was as likely to visit admiring friends as to put up at a hotel. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. See, here is a darling new pet for you and Daddy and me. – Five Little Friends by Sherred Willcox Adams Maud and Miska Petersham
  3. " Go along to my bedroom and get ready, my pet," said she to Constance. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett