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vet1

[vet] /vɛt/
noun
verb (used with object), vetted, vetting.
2.
to examine or treat in one's capacity as a veterinarian or as a doctor.
3.
to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.:
An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.
verb (used without object), vetted, vetting.
4.
to work as a veterinarian.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; short for veterinarian
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British Dictionary definitions for vetting

vet1

/vɛt/
noun
1.
short for veterinary surgeon
verb vets, vetting, vetted
2.
(transitive) (mainly Brit) to make a prior examination and critical appraisal of (a person, document, scheme, etc): the candidates were well vetted See also positive vetting
3.
to examine, treat, or cure (an animal)

vet2

/vɛt/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) short for veteran (sense 2), veteran (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for vetting

vet

n.

1862, shortened form of veterinarian.

1848, shortened form of veteran.

v.

"to submit (an animal) to veterinary care," 1891, from veterinarian. The colloquial sense of "subject to careful examination" (as of an animal by a veterinarian, especially of a horse before a race) is first attested 1904, in Kipling. Related: Vetted; vetting.

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Slang definitions & phrases for vetting

vet 1

modifier

: the vet producer of scouting plays

noun

A veteran, esp a former member of the armed forces: I'm a combat vet (1869+)


vet 2

modifier

Veterinary: the vet school

noun

A veterinarian (1862+)

verb

To examine closely; scrutinize critically: Random House plans a review of its procedures for ''vetting'' or checking a book prior to publication/ The hosts are a carefully vetted collection of bubble brains (1904+)

[verb sense fr the close examination of an animal by a veterinarian]


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Related Abbreviations for vetting

vet

  1. veteran
  2. veterinarian
  3. veterinary
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