cos·set [cosset cossets cosseted cosseting] BrE [ˈkɒsɪt]
NAmE [ˈkɑːsɪt]
verb ~ sb (often disapproving)
to treat sb with a lot of care and give them a lot of attention, sometimes too much
Syn: pamper
As a child, she had been spoiled and cosseted.
Verb forms:
Word Origin:
mid 16th cent. (as a noun denoting a lamb brought up by hand, later a spoiled child): probably from Anglo-Norman French coscet ‘cottager’, from Old English cotsǣta ‘cottar’ (a farm labourer occupying a cottage in return for labour).

WordNet Dictionary:
treat with excessive indulgence
- grandparents often pamper the children
- Let's not mollycoddle our students!

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.
v. t.1.To treat as a pet; to fondle.
She was cosseted and posseted and prayed over and made much of.

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