Definition for PET

PET, n.1 [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. – Collier.

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