pet name


: a name that a person uses for someone to show love or affection

Examples of pet name in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under her relentless barrage of attention — including the pet name that gives the series its title — his life spirals out of control, and past traumas are unearthed. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2024 Vanessa Friedman Shoe — or Chou — is very satisfying as a pet name. The Styles Desk, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2023 In the latter category was singer and designer Victoria Beckham, who revealed a salacious pet name for her husband, soccer star David Beckham. Phil Davison, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2023 Preciosa, which means precious in English, was his pet name for her. Gloria Casas, Chicago Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 Adolphus was the one who'd coined the pet name Lottie. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 5 Apr. 2023

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“Pet name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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