verb (used with object), cod·dled, cod·dling.
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Origin of coddle
OTHER WORDS FROM coddlecoddler, nounun·cod·dled, adjective
Words nearby coddle
Example sentences from the Web for coddle
Higher education should challenge students, not coddle them by indulging their pre-formed biases and preferences.
They think they will irreparably damage them, so instead of raising expectations, they coddle them.Roland Martin: America, You Can’t Handle the Truth!|Roland S. Martin|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And regulators who coddle Wall Street have to worry more about becoming props in an Elizabeth Warren YouTube video gone viral.Rising Left in the Democratic Party Killed Larry Summers' Fed Chair Chances|Peter Beinart|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She is working on a book called American Coddle , about America's culture of entitlement.
Mam' Sarah was very tall, and she had the best lap in the world to coddle down in, Roberta thought.That Old-Time Child, Roberta|Sophie Fox Sea
“You coddle him,” said Kingsnorth, with a short bitter laugh.The Locusts' Years|Mary Helen Fee
Poor mammy will mourn over me and coddle me up as if I'd been to the wars.Spinning-Wheel Stories|Louisa May Alcott
And so we left them alone awhile, to coddle over their raptures.Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore
A man was looked on as a milk-sop and a Molly Coddle, that would not take his mug of ale, and be merry with his comrades.