Pet vs Pup - What's the difference?
As an acronym pet
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As a noun pup is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Attested since the 1500s in the sense "indulged child" and since the 1530s in the sense "animal companion".
The verb is derived from the noun.]
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An animal kept as a companion.
One who is excessively loyal to a superior.
Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling.
- the love of cronies, pets , and favourites
* companion animal
To stroke or fondle (an animal).
(informal) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.
(informal) Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously.
(dated) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.
(archaic) To be a pet.
- His daughter was petted and spoiled.
* pet cemetery
* pet name
* pet peeve
* pet project
* pet shop
* pet store
* teacher's pet
- a pet child
* F. Harrison
- a pet theory
- Some young lady's pet curate.
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.
(Geordie) A term of endearment usually applied to women and children.
A young dog, wolf, fox, seal, shark and some other animals.
A young, inexperienced person.
- The dog has had that bed since he was just a pup .
Any cute dog, regardless of age.
- The new teacher is a mere pup .
A short semi-trailer used jointly with a dolly and another semi-trailer to create a twin trailer.
- My pup likes to run as fast as he can, yet cannot always stop in time!
To give birth to pups.