- to treat or gratify with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care: to pamper a child; to pamper one's stomach.
- Archaic. to overfeed, especially with very rich food; glut.
Origin of pamper
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Examples from the Web for pampered
None of this was expected considering his pampered upbringing.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
Once a pampered princeling, Yarvi cannot single-handedly succeed (literally or figuratively) and so must become a leader.A Fantasy Titan Invades the YA Kingdom
July 18, 2014
Europe might burn down its pampered class of bureaucrats and drag out its coats of arms.Can We Divorce Our Elites?
April 13, 2014
These were the homes of the islanders who made the pampered lives of tourists and international business people possible.How John Lennon Rediscovered His Music in Bermuda
November 3, 2013
Staff often joke that her pampered pets eat better than the human members of the Royal Family.Royals And Royalist On Vacation
August 9, 2013
Never again will the insatiable thirst of the fire-fiend be so pampered.Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
She was a pampered child, and she expected to have life made very smooth for her.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
A pet to be pampered, a doll to be dressed up and danced on your knee?The Eternal City
They have been petted and pampered by England for more than two hundred years.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
If the body is to be pampered, the brain will take its ease.Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
- to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
- archaic to feed to excess
Word Origin and History for pampered
1520s, "over-fed," past participle adjective from pamper. Meaning "spoiled by luxury" is from 1690s.
late 14c., "to cram with food," probably from Middle Dutch (cf. West Flemish pamperen "cram with food, overindulge;" dialectal German pampen "to cram"), probably from frequentative of root of pap (n.1). Meaning "to overindulge" first attested 1520s. Related: Pampered; pampering.