teacher's pet

noun

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 Joyce and Doug are an unlikely pair, but her teacher's pet enthusiasm and his human-trash-fire-with-a-heart-of-gold approach create magic together. Ew Staff, EW.com, 15 June 2023 This sponge was a real teacher's pet, earning a perfect score in all of our tests, with little to no absorption, flawless and quick application, and easy cleanup. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2023 The other factions are as follows: the C's, the teacher's pets. Omar Sanchez, EW.com, 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, 27 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of teacher's pet was in 1914

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“Teacher's pet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacher%27s%20pet. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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