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pet name


  1. a name or a term of address used to express affection for a person, thing, etc.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pet name1

First recorded in 1910–15

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Example Sentences

A surprisingly large number of people give these robots pet names—something they don’t do with their dishwashers.

This includes even those closest to you, so avoid names, birthdays, and pet names.

She drew round the verses a garland of flowers, and signed it with her pet name, Lorchen.

The message in this case was signed by a pet name used only between Albert and his wife and was packed with personal details.

That pet name of Yaia intensely amused M. le Baron, who inquired next what were the resources of this interesting family.

"Empey" is her pet name for him, an abbreviation of "Emperor;" and he likes to hear her say it.

Ratmirov seemed on the best of terms with his wife; he called her by her pet name in addressing her.

Never before had the Indian pet name carried such significance as now.

He feels a mad desire to take her in his arms, and to call her "you blessed darling," or some other similarly foolish pet name.


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