Synonyms of pet in English

: pet1pet2

pet1


See definition of pet

noun

1‘the others teased him and called him teacher's pet’

SYNONYMS

favourite, darling, the apple of one's eye, idol

British informal blue-eyed boy, blue-eyed girl

North American informal fair-haired boy, fair-haired girl


adjective

1‘a pet lamb’

SYNONYMS

tame, domesticated, domestic, tamed

British house-trained

North American housebroken

2‘his pet theory’

SYNONYMS

favourite, favoured, cherished, prized, dear to one's heart, preferred, particular, special, chosen, personal, treasured, precious


verb

1‘the cats came to be petted’

SYNONYMS

stroke, caress, fondle, pat

2‘an only child, she had always been petted by her parents’

SYNONYMS

pamper, spoil, mollycoddle, coddle, cosset, baby, indulge, overindulge, dote on, wrap in cotton wool, feather-bed, overparent

archaic cocker

3‘she watched the couples petting in their cars’

SYNONYMS

kiss and cuddle, kiss, cuddle, embrace, caress

informal canoodle, neck, smooch, bill and coo

British informal snog

North American informal make out, get it on, play kissy-face

dated, informal spoon


Synonyms of pet in English

: pet1pet2

pet2


See definition of pet

noun

1‘Mum's in a pet’

SYNONYMS

bad mood, mood, bad temper, temper, sulk, fit of the sulks, ill temper, ill humour, fit of pique, huff, tantrum

informal grump

British informal paddy, strop

North American informal blowout, hissy fit

British informal, dated bate, wax

archaic paddywhack, miff, the pouts


Phrases

    pet name

      SYNONYMS

      affectionate name, term of endearment, endearment, nickname, diminutive

      rare

      hypocorism, hypocoristic