- to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle.
- a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
- any pet.
Origin of cosset
Examples from the Web for cosseted
Contemporary Examples of cosseted
At best, if the stories are true, you sound petulant, cosseted, and bratty.Ariana Grande, This Is How to Be a Diva
October 21, 2014
Needless to say fewer Scottish politicians were educated in such a cosseted environment.Scots Must Choose Heart or Head
September 18, 2014
The truth, which The Royals avoids addressing, is that the royal family is a cosseted, well-funded machine.The Cult of Royal Porn
April 26, 2014
Historical Examples of cosseted
And you always a-telling me as squire said he wasn't to be coddled and cosseted.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
Then he says: "I wonder why he cosseted up to us last night in the garden so!"Somehow Good
William de Morgan
They have been cosseted and comforted and the devil has gone out of their blood.The Path of the King
Boys were not cosseted in those days, but made to feel the rod and keep their place.Confessions of Boyhood
I hope the kind old goodwife is well, who cosseted me so lovingly.'The Herd Boy and His Hermit
Charlotte M. Yonge
- to pamper; coddle; pet
- any pet animal, esp a lamb
Word Origin 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.