Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of pet form in English:
An altered form of a name used to express affection or familiarity.
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.