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

First Known Use of teacher's pet

1914


TEACHER'S PET Defined for English Language Learners

teacher's pet

noun

Definition of teacher's pet for English Language Learners

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


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