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cosset

[ kos-it ]
/ ˈkɒs ɪt /
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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

First recorded in 1570–80; Middle English; derivative verb use of the noun cosset “a lamb raised as a pet”; of uncertain etymology, but possibly Middle English cot-sēte “cottage dweller, cottager,” from Old English cot-sǣta

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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