Definition of pet form in English:

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pet form

Entry from British & World English dictionary


An altered form of a name used to express affection or familiarity.
Example sentences
  • She told me her name was ‘Hania ‘which is a name I've never heard before, but just looked up, and its a Polish pet form of Hannah.’
  • Jock [is] a common Scottish pet form of John.

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