- to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle.
- a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
- any pet.
Origin of cosset
Examples from the Web for cosset
Well would the King, to save his soul, placate and cosset his wife.The Fifth Queen Crowned
Ford Madox Ford
"Here, open your mouth, Cosset," he said to the lamb that he still held.Beautiful Joe
I will cosset her up a little when I get to the country, and make a fuss over her.Girls of the True Blue
L. T. Meade
So you may, and I will feed you as if you were my cosset lamb.The History of Margaret Catchpole
For once, there were no sentimental women waiting to cosset the bandit.A Republic Without a President and Other Stories
- to pamper; coddle; pet
- any pet animal, esp a lamb
Word Origin and History for cosset
1650s, "to fondle, caress, indulge," from a noun (1570s) meaning "lamb brought up as a pet" (applied to persons from 1590s), perhaps from Old English cot-sæta "one who dwells in a cot." Related: Coseted; coseting. Cf. German Hauslamm, Italian casiccio.