[ vet ]
/ vɛt /
verb (used with object), vet·ted, vet·ting.
to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.
to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.
verb (used without object), vet·ted, vet·ting.
to work as a veterinarian.
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Question 1 of 10
Origin of vet1
First recorded in 1860–65; short for veterinarian
Definition for vet (2 of 3)
[ vet ]
/ vɛt /
noun, adjective Informal.
Origin of vet2
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; shortened form
Definition for vet (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for vet (1 of 3)
/ (vɛt) /
short for veterinary surgeon
verb vets, vetting or vetted
(tr) mainly British to make a prior examination and critical appraisal of (a person, document, scheme, etc)the candidates were well vetted See also positive vetting
to examine, treat, or cure (an animal)
British Dictionary definitions for vet (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for vet (3 of 3)
Also (for senses 2, 3): veter
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