petpet1 /pet/ ●●●S2 noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable]DHP an animal such as a cat or a dog which you keep and care for at home 🔊 They have two pets - a cat and a dog. 🔊 We weren't allowed to keep pets at school. 🔊 Rabbits make good pets.pet rabbit/bird etc 🔊 He got bitten by his pet rabbit. 🔊 pet food 🔊 a pet shop2British English spokenTALK TO somebody used when speaking to someone you like or love 🔊 Don’t cry, pet. →teacher's petCOLLOCATIONSverbshave a petDo you have any pets?keep a pet (=have one in your home)Tenants aren’t allowed to keep pets.Many species of parrot can be kept as pets.make good/ideal etc pets (=be good/very good as pets)Do rabbits make good pets?ADJECTIVES/NOUN + peta family petThese dogs make an ideal family pet.a domestic/household petCats and other domestic pets give their owners a lot of pleasure. an exotic pet (=from a foreign country and not seen or found very often)Often the owners do not know how to care for these exotic pets.pet + NOUNa pet dog/cat/rabbit etcI used to have a pet rabbit when I was young.pet foodcans of pet fooda pet shopYour local pet shop will have a variety of different collars. a pet ownerDuring hot summer days, pet owners should keep their pet indoors.