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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Pet


PET, noun [This word may be contracted from petulant, or belong to the root of that word. Peevish, which is evidently a contracted word, may be from the same root.]

A slight fit of peevishness or fretful discontent.

Life given for noble purposes must not be thrown away in a pet nor whined away in love.

PET, noun [formerly peat. Latin peto.]

1. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.

2. A fondling; any little animal fondled and indulged.

PET, verb transitive To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.