teacher's pet


teacher's pet

noun

: a student in a class who is liked by the teacher and who is treated better than other students

Full Definition of TEACHER'S PET

1
:  a pupil who has won the teacher's special favor
2
:  a person who is treated as a favorite by one in authority

First Known Use of TEACHER'S PET

1914

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