Looking into someone's background via social media and other resources to confirm what they say is the truth. Paying attention to action rather than words.
He told me he had a lot of money. I vetted that loser. Turns out he was arrested for passing worthless bank checks and lives with his mama.
by Madam BlkMystique November 19, 2016
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Becoming agitated after finding nothing worth watching on television.
I was so vetted today, there was seriously nothing good on t.v.
by M.i.c.a.e.l.a. January 8, 2009
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To be dressed in particularly stylish clothes
"Wow, you looked so good at the party last night!"
"Thanks! I was vetted out in all my Gucci."
by Yolozozo September 18, 2018
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Investigate someone thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness.

Derives from late 14th century Norway where you would investigate and check if a visitor was a vette (a supernatural being or troll) before letting them into your home.

The origin of the word is Proto-Germanic *wihti and is related to the german word "Wicht" and english "wight" and Old Norse ; «vǣt(t)r».
Robert is vetting Donald.

We should have vetted Donald before we hired him.
by tjisinkweilo August 29, 2018
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To research someone's history, habits etc.
Dexter is busy vetting his next victim.
by Boonpflug July 27, 2013
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a technique used by russian gulag prisoners to disguise themselves when larger prisoners came for sexual release

also see drop the soap
Quickly!Vet and Vet or else Mikhael will get you!
by Whatsup1998 December 25, 2009
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To vet (vetting) is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc.
-What didn't you tell us
about this woman?
-Nothing. She is who she is.
There's nothing to tell.
- You vetted her up and down.
by szili December 5, 2012
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