- 1an animal, a bird, etc. that you have at home for pleasure, rather than one that is kept for work or food Do you have any pets? a pet dog/hamster, etc. a family/domestic pet pet food a pet store (= where animals are sold as pets)
- 2 (usually disapproving) a person who is given special attention by someone, especially in a way that seems unfair to other people synonym favorite She's the teacher's pet.
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