animal companion

animal companion

noun
an animal that is kept as a companion; pet.
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Main Entry:  animal companion
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a euphemistic term for a pet
Example:  Some people reject the use of the word 'pet' as exploitative and opt for 'animal companion.'
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