teacher's pet

noun

Definition of teacher's pet

  1. 1 :  a pupil who has won the teacher's special favor

  2. 2 :  a person who is treated as a favorite by one in authority

1914

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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