A name that is used instead of someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity.
- 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.
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Syllabification: pet name
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