verb (used with object)
Origin of cosset
Examples from the Web for cosset
And you will cosset him in them—to save his hoggish dignity487 and buttress up his heavy pride.The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford
Dat ar boy trains roun arter his mudder like a cosset, he does.The Minister's Wooing|Harriet Beecher Stowe
That colt went off as ferce as a wild-cat, and come back as quiet as a cosset lamb.A Mortal Antipathy|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
But Nature is no sentimentalist—does not cosset or pamper us.
So you may, and I will feed you as if you were my cosset lamb.The History of Margaret Catchpole|Richard Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for cosset
verb -sets, -seting or -seted (tr)
Word Origin for cosset
Word Origin and History for cosset
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.