I have no cosseting and protection, nor am I invited to the same parties.
You may well be about to embark on four days of cosseting, eating, drinking, and sleeping.
She is the very soul of impartiality; but there is no cosseting.
I think you're cosseting me up altogether and I don't like the white bread so well!
But it seemed to Maurice that he needed as much attention and cosseting as a woman.
First of all there was the usual ceremony of “cosseting” and drying tears.
But cosseting and coddling in a warm house will never restore me.
A few days' rest and feeding up, and plenty of Nurse Marks' cosseting will soon put her to rights.
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.