I. noun Date: 1862 veterinarian, veterinary II. transitive verb (vetted; vetting) Date: 1891 1. a. to provide veterinary care for (an animal) or medical care for (a person) b. to subject (a person or animal) to a physical examination or checkup 2. a. to subject to usually expert appraisal or correction <
vet a manuscript
b. to evaluate for possible approval or acceptance <
vet the candidates for a position
vetter noun III. adjective or noun Date: 1848 veteran

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