Definition of vet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//vet//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vet//
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  1. 1(especially British English) (usually North American English veterinarian) (also British English, formal veterinary surgeon) a person who has been trained in the science of animal medicine, whose job is to treat animals who are sick or injured We had to take the dog to the local vet. See related entries: Pets
  2. 2vet’s (pl. vets) the place where a vet works I've got to take the dog to the vet's tomorrow. See related entries: Pets
  3. 3(North American English, informal) = veteran a Vietnam vet
  4. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 2 mid 19th cent: abbreviation of veterinary or veterinarian. noun sense 3 mid 19th cent.: abbreviation.
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