emotional support animal

[ ih-moh-shuh-nl suh-pawrt-an-uh-muhl ]

  1. an animal that provides a therapeutic benefit to a person diagnosed with a psychological disorder, as anxiety, depression, or PTSD, and that is allowed to accompany the person in certain public places where pets are not allowed, as the cabin of an airplane. Abbreviation: ESA

Origin of emotional support animal

First recorded in 2010–15

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