- A name that is used instead of someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity.More example sentences
- And ‘Pinky’ is a name (more of a pet name, really) that both men and women choose or are given.
- ‘Hey there, Munchausen,’ he said quietly, calling her by an old pet name.
- Johnny calls Francie ‘prima donna’ as a little pet name.
More definitions of pet nameDefinition of pet name in:
- The US English dictionary