- 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</p>
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.