teacher's pet

noun

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

Examples of teacher's pet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other factions are as follows: the C's, the teacher's pets. Omar Sanchez, EW.com, "Selah and the Spades is savage, and we have Rihanna to thank," 17 Apr. 2020 But in elementary and high schools, Apple has gone from teacher's pet to the back of the class. Geoffrey A. Fowler, chicagotribune.com, "At Tuesday's Apple event in Chicago, the iPad strikes back," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of teacher's pet

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Teacher's pet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacher%27s%20pet. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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teacher's pet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teacher's pet

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

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