Pet in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is pet a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word pet is a Scrabble US word. The word pet is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is pet a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word pet is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

P3E1T1

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Yes. The word pet is a Words With Friends word. The word pet is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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3 letters words from 'pet'

PET 5 

2 letters words from 'pet'

ET 2PE 4
TE 2 

All 3 letters words made out of pet

pet ept pte tpe etp tep

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Definitions and meaning of pet

pet

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛt/, [pʰɛt], [pʰɛʔt]
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

Attested since the 1500s in the sense "indulged child" and since the 1530s in the sense "animal companion". From Scots and dialectal Northern English, of unclear origin. Perhaps a back-formation of petty, pety (little, small), a term formerly used to describe children and animals (e.g. pet lambs). Alternatively, perhaps a borrowing of Scottish Gaelic peata, from Old Irish petta, peta (pet, lap-dog), of uncertain (possibly pre-Proto-Indo-European) origin. Compare peat (pet, darling, woman).

The verb is derived from the noun.

Noun

pet (plural pets)

  1. An animal kept as a companion.
  2. (by extension) Something kept as a companion, including inanimate objects. (pet rock, pet plant, etc.)
  3. One who is excessively loyal to a superior.
  4. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling.
    • (Can we date this quote by Tatler and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      the love of cronies, pets, and favourites
Synonyms
  • companion animal
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

pet (third-person singular simple present pets, present participle petting, simple past and past participle petted or (nonstandard) pet)

  1. (transitive) To stroke or fondle (an animal).
  2. (transitive, informal) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.
  3. (intransitive, informal) Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously.
  4. (dated, transitive) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.
  5. (archaic, intransitive) To be a pet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Feltham to this entry?)
  6. (archaic, intransitive) To be peevish; to sulk.
Synonyms
  • (to stroke or fondle an animal): pat, smooth
  • (to stroke or fondle amorously): feel up, grope, touch up; see also Thesaurus:fondle
  • (to treat as a pet): coddle, cosset; see also Thesaurus:pamper
  • (to be peevish): mope, pout
Derived terms
  • petting
Translations

Adjective

pet (not comparable)

  1. Favourite; cherished.
    a pet child
    The professor seemed offended by the criticism of her pet theory.
    • (Can we date this quote by F. Harrison and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Some young lady's pet curate.
  2. Kept or treated as a pet.
    pet rock
Derived terms
  • pet project
  • pet rock
Translations

References

Etymology 2

Clipping of petulance.

Noun

pet (plural pets)

  1. A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 105:
      There was something ludicrous, even more, unbecoming a gentleman, in leaving a friend's house in a pet, with the host's reproaches sounding in his ears, to be matched only by the bitterness of the guest's sneering retorts.

Etymology 3

Clipping of petition.

Noun

pet (plural pets)

  1. Abbreviation of petition.

Etymology 4

Clipping of petal.

Noun

pet (plural pets)

  1. (Tyneside) A term of endearment usually applied to women and children.

References

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN

See also

  • pet coke

Anagrams

  • EPT, PTE, Pte, TPE, Tep, ept

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan pet), from Latin pēditum (compare French pet, Spanish pedo, Italian peto).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈpət/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈpɛt/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈpet/

Noun

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (colloquial) fart

Related terms

  • petar
  • petat
  • llufa f

Chuukese

Etymology

Borrowed from English bed.

Noun

pet

  1. bed
    • Iwe upwe pwȧr ngeni kemi pwe mi wor an ewe Noun Aramas manamanen omusano tipis won fonufan. Iwe a apasa ngeni ewe mwan mi mwök, 'Upwe erenuk, kopwe uta, kopwe eki om na pet o feinno non imwom!"
      Therefore I will show you that the Son of Man has the power of forgiving sins on earth. So he said to the sick man, 'I tell you, stand, grab your bed and go to your house!"

Dutch

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛt/
  • Hyphenation: pet
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun

pet m (plural petten, diminutive petje n)

  1. cap (headwear with a peak at the front)

Adjective

pet (comparative petter, superlative petst)

  1. (slang) bad, crappy

Inflection

Derived terms

  • naatje pet

Descendants

  • Papiamentu: pèchi (from the diminutive)

French

Etymology

From Old French pet, inherited from Latin pēditum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛ/
  • Homophones: pais, pait, paît, paix, paie, paies, pets
  • (Quebec, informal) IPA(key): /pɛt/

Noun

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (colloquial) fart
  2. (colloquial) (nonstandard) Common apocope for pétard (pronounced IPA(key): /pɛt/ in singular and plural). Rarely pèt.

Synonyms

  • vesse

Related terms

  • péter

Further reading

  • “pet” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin pectus.

Noun

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (anatomy) chest

See also

  • sen

Middle French

Noun

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (vulgar) fart, gas, flatulence

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛt/

Noun

pet m anim (diminutive pecik)

  1. (colloquial) cigarette butt
    Synonyms: kiep, niedopałek
  2. (colloquial, derogatory) cigarette
    Synonyms: papieros, fajek, szlug

Declension

Further reading

  • pet in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English pet.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpɛt͡ʃ/
    • Homophones: PET, patch

Noun

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (Brazil, upper class slang) pet (animal kept as a companion)
    Synonyms: animal de estimação (much more common), mascote

See also

  • pet shop

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) pèz
  • (Sutsilvan) péz

Etymology

From Latin pectus.

Noun

pet m (plural pets)

  1. (Puter, Vallader, anatomy) chest, thorax

Related terms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun) sain
  • (Sursilvan) sein
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) sagn

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *pętь, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pêːt/, /pêt/

Numeral

pȇt (Cyrillic spelling пе̑т)

  1. five (5)

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *pętь, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /péːt/

Numeral

pẹ̑t

  1. five
Inflection

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

pet

  1. genitive dual/plural of peta

Westrobothnian

Noun

pet n

  1. bad worker who does not get anything out of his hands completely done

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to caress with the hand.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)