[ kuh-joh-luh-ree ]
/ kəˈdʒoʊ lə ri /

noun, plural ca·jol·er·ies.

persuasion by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing.

Origin of cajolery

From the French word cajolerie, dating back to 1640–50. See cajole, -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for cajolery



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper