pet

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See also: Pet, PET, pét, pêt, pět, and Pet.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested since the 1500s in the sense "indulged child" and since the 1530s in the sense "animal companion".[1][2][3] From Scots and dialectal Northern English, of unclear origin. Perhaps a back-formation of petty, pety (little, small), a term formerly used to describe children and animals (e.g. pet lambs).[2][3] Alternatively, perhaps a borrowing of Scottish Gaelic peata, from Old Irish petta, peta (pet, lap-dog), of uncertain (possibly pre-Proto-Indo-European) origin.[4] Compare peat (pet, darling, woman).

The verb is derived from the noun.[2][3]

Noun[edit]

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pet (plural pets)

  1. An animal kept as a companion.
  2. (by extension) Something kept as a companion, including inanimate objects. (pet rock, pet plant, etc.)
    • 2015 September 15, Toby Fox, Undertale (video game), Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X:
      Papyrus: This is my brother's pet rock. He always forgets to feed it. As usual, I have to take responsibility.
  3. One who is excessively loyal to a superior.
  4. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling.
    • Tatler:
      the love of cronies, pets, and favourites
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Verb[edit]

pet (third-person singular simple present pets, present participle petting, simple past and past participle petted or (nonstandard) pet)

  1. (transitive) To stroke or fondle (an animal).
  2. (transitive, informal) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.
  3. (intransitive, informal) Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously.
  4. (dated, transitive) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.
    His daughter was petted and spoiled.
  5. (archaic, intransitive) To be a pet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Feltham to this entry?)
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Adjective[edit]

pet (not comparable)

  1. Favourite; cherished.
    a pet child
    The professor seemed offended by the criticism of her pet theory.
    • (Can we date this quote?) F. Harrison
      Some young lady's pet curate.
  2. Kept or treated as a pet.
    pet rock
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References[edit]

  1. ^ pet” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 pet” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 pet” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  4. ^ Schrijver, Peter (2000), “Non-Indo-European Surviving in Ireland in the First Millennium AD”, in Ériu[1], volume 51, pages 195–199

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of petulance.

Noun[edit]

pet (plural pets)

  1. A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 105:
      There was something ludicrous, even more, unbecoming a gentleman, in leaving a friend's house in a pet, with the host's reproaches sounding in his ears, to be matched only by the bitterness of the guest's sneering retorts.

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of petition.

Noun[edit]

pet (plural pets)

  1. Abbreviation of petition.

Etymology 4[edit]

Clipping of petal.

Noun[edit]

pet (plural pets)

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

References[edit]

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

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan pet), from Latin pēditum (compare French pet, Spanish pedo, Italian peto).

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Noun[edit]

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (colloquial) fart

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Chuukese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bed.

Noun[edit]

pet

  1. bed
    • 2010, Ewe Kapasen God, United Bible Societies, →ISBN, Luke 5:24, page 110:
      Iwe upwe pwȧr ngeni kemi pwe mi wor an ewe Noun Aramas manamanen omusano tipis won fonufan. Iwe a apasa ngeni ewe mwan mi mwök, 'Upwe erenuk, kopwe uta, kopwe eki om na pet o feinno non imwom!"
      Therefore I will show you that the Son of Man has the power of forgiving sins on earth. So he said to the sick man, 'I tell you, stand, grab your bed and go to your house!"

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pet m (plural petten, diminutive petje n)

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

Adjective[edit]

pet (comparative petter, superlative petst)

  1. (slang) bad, crappy

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of pet
uninflected pet
inflected pette
comparative petter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial pet petter het petst
het petste
indefinite m./f. sing. pette pettere petste
n. sing. pet petter petste
plural pette pettere petste
definite pette pettere petste
partitive pets petters

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pet, inherited from Latin pēditum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (colloquial) fart

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pectus.

Noun[edit]

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (anatomy) chest

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (vulgar) fart, gas, flatulence

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pet m anim

  1. (colloquial) cigarette butt
  2. (colloquial, derogatory) cigarette

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English pet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (Brazil, upper class slang) pet (animal kept as a companion)
    Synonyms: animal de estimação (much more common), mascote

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) pèz
  • (Sutsilvan) péz

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pectus.

Noun[edit]

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (Puter, Vallader, anatomy) chest, thorax

Related terms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun) sain
  • (Sursilvan) sein
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) sagn

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : pet
    Ordinal : peti

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pętь, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

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Numeral[edit]

pȇt (Cyrillic spelling пе̑т)

  1. (cardinal) five (5)

Slovene[edit]

Slovene numbers
< 4 5 [[šest
  1. Slovene|6 >]]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pętь, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

pét

  1. five

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pet n

  1. bad worker who does not get anything out of his hands completely done