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See also Pet., and PET

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Originally Scots and Northern English dialect, origin is unsure but may have arisen due to influence of petty pertaining to children and later companion animals.

Noun

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Singular
pet

Plural
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  1. An animal kept as a companion.
  2. One who is excessively loyal to their superior.
Synonyms
Translations
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References

  • "pet" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Etymology 2

See Etymology 1

Verb

Infinitive
to pet

Third person singular
pet

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to pet (third-person singular simple present pet, present participle t, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) To stroke or fondle (an animal).
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously.
Translations
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Abbreviation of petition.

Abbreviation

pet

  1. petition

Etymology 4

Diminutive of petal.

Noun

Singular
pet

Plural
-

pet (-)
  1. (Geordie) A term of endearment usually applied to women and children.

References

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Bosnian

Numeral

pet [[Category:Template:lang:bs numerals|pet]]

  1. (cardinal) five (5)
    Last number: [[četiri#Template:lang:bs|četiri]] (4)
    Next number: [[šest#Template:lang:bs|šest]] (6)

Croatian

Numeral

pet

  1. (cardinal) five (5)
    Last number: četiri (4)
    Next number: šest (6)

Dutch

Noun

pet m. (plural petten, diminutive petje, diminutive plural petjes)

  1. cap (headwear with a peak at the front)

French

Pronunciation

Noun

pet m. (plural pets)

  1. fart

Serbian

Pronunciation

Numeral

pet (Cyrillic spelling пет)

  1. (cardinal) five (5)
    Last number: četiri (4)
    Next number: šest (6)

Slovene

Cardinal number

pet

  1. (cardinal) five (5)

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