cosset

[kos-it]
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noun
  1. a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
  2. any pet.

Origin of cosset

1570–80; akin to Old English cossetung kissing, verbal noun based on *cossettan to kiss, derivative of coss kiss
Related formsun·cos·set·ed, adjective
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Related Words for cosset

fondle, lamb, love, pamper, pet, cuddle, caress, spoil

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British Dictionary definitions for cosset

cosset

verb -sets, -seting or -seted (tr)
  1. to pamper; coddle; pet
noun
  1. any pet animal, esp a lamb

Word Origin for cosset

C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for cosset
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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.

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