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pet name

a name or a term of address used to express affection for a person, thing, etc.
Origin of pet name
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This was his pet name for her, and it meant a great deal to them.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • They called her Nana, the pet name for Anna, which was her godmother's name.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • It will be noted that Mrs. Borrow signed herself “Carreta,” the pet name that her husband always gave her.

    The Life of George Borrow Clement K. Shorter
  • "Mi Primavera," My Springtime, how well her father's pet name suited her!

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • I am speaking of girls, you know—girls called by a pet name.

  • Indeed, his pet name of Mite was only for strictly private use.

    That Stick Charlotte M. Yonge
  • It s sort of too bad, is nt it, to have to give yourself the only pet name you ever had?

    Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
  • Toté was the pet name by which we called her own eight-year-old daughter.

    The King's Mirror Anthony Hope

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