cosset

[ kos-it ]
/ ˈkɒs ɪt /

verb (used with object)

to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle.

noun

a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
any pet.

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Origin of cosset

1570–80; akin to Old English cossetung kissing, verbal noun based on *cossettan to kiss, derivative of cosskiss

OTHER WORDS FROM cosset

un·cos·set·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cosset

cosset
/ (ˈkɒsɪt) /

verb -sets, -seting or -seted (tr)

to pamper; coddle; pet

noun

any pet animal, esp a lamb

Word Origin for cosset

C16: of unknown origin
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