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- n. A nickname, especially a name used by those in love with one another.
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- n. a name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix)
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Mrs. Clarkson's name was Henrietta, but her pet name was Henie.
That was the pet name Sheldon Keenes, our resident partner, had christened me with.
Pierre Janet, in his instructive book ( "Obsessions et Idées Fixes"), observes that one of his chronic patients gave him the pet name of "le remonteur de pendules," an expression which luminously describes the rôle of the physician of souls, who, tirelessly, day in, day out, lifts the burdens, and for a time breathes new life into the depressed.
He was not sure of any of it, but the odds seemed very good on heliotropium being the family or pet name of Clytie White.
In the first sitting, Leonard spelled out the pet name Gwyther had for his wife that she almost identified in a previous sitting: “Biddy.”
This was the Somdetch Chowfa Chandrmondol, best known in the palace by her pet name of FÃ¢-ying.
He calls his cousin by the pet name of Baesle, with which he rhymes “Haesle,” a colloquial word for “rabbit.”
Although there is no author's name to the scrap, it is known to be Hartlib's; who, indeed, continued to use the word MACARIA, half-seriously, half - playfully, till the Restoration and beyond, as a pet name for his Ideal Commonwealth of perfect institutions.