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pet name

a name or a term of address used to express affection for a person, thing, etc.
Origin of pet name
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This was his pet name for her, and it meant a great deal to them.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • Holofernes, too, is with her a pet name for any fell domestic despot.

    I and My Chimney Herman Melville
  • It will be noted that Mrs. Borrow signed herself “Carreta,” the pet name that her husband always gave her.

    The Life of George Borrow Clement K. Shorter
  • Her pet name in her own family was “Nancy,” and also often “Julia.”

    Anna Seward Stapleton Martin
  • I am speaking of girls, you know—girls called by a pet name.

  • It was then I discovered that his wife's pet name for him fitted like a glove.

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
  • It s sort of too bad, is nt it, to have to give yourself the only pet name you ever had?

    Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
  • They called her Nana, the pet name for Anna, which was her godmother's name.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola

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