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furkid

/ˈfɜːkɪd/
noun
1.
(mainly US) an animal kept for companionship
Usage note
Some people who are concerned with the rights of animals consider 'furkid' to be more acceptable than 'pet'
Word Origin
C20: from fur + kid1 (child)
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Contemporary definitions for furkid
noun

a pet treated or regarded as a child; also written fur kid , fur-kid

Examples

Bizarre animal lovers think of their pets as furkids.

Word Origin

2000

Usage Note

slang

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