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pettish

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adjective pet·tish \ˈpe-tish\

Definition of pettish

pettishly

adverb

pettishness

noun


Examples of pettish in a sentence

  1. <a pettish baby who always seemed to be crying>



Origin and Etymology of pettish

probably from 4pet


First Known Use: circa 1552


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