cajolery

[kuh-joh-luh-ree]

noun, plural ca·jol·er·ies.

persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing.

Nearby words

  1. cajal, santiago ramón y,
  2. cajan,
  3. cajeput,
  4. cajeputol,
  5. cajole,
  6. cajun,
  7. cajuput,
  8. cake,
  9. cake eater,
  10. cake flour

Origin of cajolery

From the French word cajolerie, dating back to 1640–50. See cajole, -ery

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Word Origin and History for cajolery

cajolery

n.

1640s, from French cajolerie "persuasion by flattery" (16c.), from cajoler (see cajole).

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