Definitions

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  • adj. Suitable for petting.

Etymologies

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pet +‎ -able

Examples

  • Examples include Airhouses sleeping two-10, from £350-£1,550 per week on 600 acres of farmland in the Scottish Borders, with outside hot tubs, and pettable pet pigs and Shetland ponies.

    UK cottages: a guide to leading rental companies

  • The panelists talked about stuff they were very tired of seeing, much of which can be avoided if you remember that substantial chunks of the human race are disabled in one way or another and remain actual human beings -- but that doesn't take care of all of it, and then our friend research rears its soft and pettable head again.

    mrissa: Minicon report, with digressions

  • Tim Urban's pettable hair is a distant memory as teen hair/singing sensation Bieber takes the stage, singing "U Smile" and "Baby," and basks in the shrieking tween girls everywhere.

    'Idol' sets final two on results night

  • Though they nearly all look pettable, not every dog likes to be petted.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • When I got home, one of my cats, Sven, was stretched out on the floor to make himself as adorable and pettable as possible.

    Gizmodo

  • Werner told the Press-Enterprise that she was especially sad that the lizards were stolen, calling them the most gentle and the most pettable.

    NPR Topics: News

  • They are capable of living indoors if you don't mind their keeping a distance and are occasionally pettable, although not likely to become lap cats.

    Pittsburgh Indymedia

  • Don't ignore the fact that, cognitively, there's a hell of a lot of space in my (and most people's, I suspect) brain between real kitten (fuzzy, air-breathing, clawed, pettable, warm and cuddly furballs, well suited to lying on my bed) and

    My Left Wing - Front Page

  • WFMU record fair with the first ever WFMU DJ Petting Zoo featuring pettable pet Bryce (watch out though - he sometimes bites) at the Metropolitan Pavilion Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

    WFMU's Beware of the Blog

  • He says that hedgehogs are not social animals, not really pettable, and spend much of their time hidden in their "cave" (like under a rock or other safe place in their habitat).

    Home Theater Forum

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