- 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 cosseting
I think you're cosseting me up altogether and I don't like the white bread so well!Hortus Inclusus
First of all there was the usual ceremony of “cosseting” and drying tears.Tom, Dick and Harry
Talbot Baines Reed
But it seemed to Maurice that he needed as much attention and cosseting as a woman.The Graftons
She is the very soul of impartiality; but there is no cosseting.
But cosseting and coddling in a warm house will never restore me.An Alabaster Box
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
- to pamper; coddle; pet
- any pet animal, esp a lamb
Word Origin and History for cosseting
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.