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Snit vs. Pet

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Snitnoun

A temper; a lack of patience; a bad mood.

‘He's in a snit because he got passed over for promotion.’;

Petnoun

An animal kept as a companion.

Snitnoun

A U.S. unit of volume for liquor equal to 2 jiggers, 3 U.S. fluid ounces, or 88.7 milliliters.

Petnoun

(by extension) Something kept as a companion, including inanimate objects. (pet rock, pet plant, etc.)

Snitnoun

A beer chaser commonly served in three-ounce servings in highball or juice glasses with a Bloody Mary cocktail in the upper midwest states of United States including Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois.

‘The bartender served us each a snit with our Bloody Marys this morning.’;

Petnoun

One who is excessively loyal to a superior.

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Snitnoun

A slice of dried fruit.

Petnoun

Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling.

Snitnoun

a state of agitated irritation;

‘he was in a snit’;

Petnoun

A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted.

Petnoun

abbreviation of petition

Petnoun

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

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Petverb

(transitive) To stroke or fondle (an animal).

Petverb

To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.

Petverb

Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously.

Petverb

To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.

‘His daughter was petted and spoiled.’;

Petverb

To be a pet.

Petverb

To be peevish; to sulk.

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Petadjective

Favourite; cherished.

‘a pet child’; ‘The professor seemed offended by the criticism of her pet theory.’;

Petadjective

Kept or treated as a pet.

‘pet rock’;

Petnoun

A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.

Petnoun

Any person especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.

‘The love of cronies, pets, and favorites.’;

Petnoun

A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness.

Petnoun

Any animal kept as a companion, usually in or around one's home, typically domesticated and cared for attentively and often affectionately. Distinguished from animals raised for food or to perform useful tasks, as a draft animal.

Petadjective

Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal.

‘Some young lady's pet curate.’;

Petverb

To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.

Petverb

To be a pet.

Petnoun

a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement

Petnoun

a special loved one

Petnoun

a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)

Petnoun

using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

Petverb

stroke or caress gently;

‘pet the lamb’;

Petverb

stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking

Petadjective

preferred above all others and treated with partiality;

‘the favored child’;

Petnoun

a domestic or tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure

‘the pony was a family pet’; ‘a pet cat’;

Petnoun

a person treated with special favour or affection

‘she is the pet of the family’; ‘I found the chairs at my pet antiques dealer in Cannes’;

Petnoun

treated with special attention or evoking particularly strong feelings

‘another of her pet projects was the arts centre’; ‘my pet hate is woodwork’;

Petnoun

used as an affectionate form of address

‘don't cry, pet, it's all right’;

Petnoun

a fit of sulking or ill humour

‘Mother's in a pet’;

Petverb

stroke or pat (an animal) affectionately

‘the cats came to be petted’;

Petverb

treat (someone) with affection or favouritism; pamper

‘I was cosseted and petted and never shouted at’;

Petverb

engage in sexually stimulating caressing and touching

‘couples necking and petting in cars’;

Pet

A pet, or companion animal, is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock or a laboratory animal. Popular pets are often considered to have attractive appearances, intelligence and relatable personalities, but some pets may be taken in on an altruistic basis (such as a stray animal) and accepted by the owner regardless of these characteristics.

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