verb (used with object)
- cossack hat,
- cost accounting,
- cost center,
- cost centre
Origin of cosset
Examples from the Web for cosseting
You may well be about to embark on four days of cosseting, eating, drinking, and sleeping.
I have no cosseting and protection, nor am I invited to the same parties.
She is the very soul of impartiality; but there is no cosseting.
A few days' rest and feeding up, and plenty of Nurse Marks' cosseting will soon put her to rights.Mollie's Prince|Rosa Nouchette Carey
But cosseting and coddling in a warm house will never restore me.An Alabaster Box|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
First of all there was the usual ceremony of “cosseting” and drying tears.Tom, Dick and Harry|Talbot Baines Reed
But it seemed to Maurice that he needed as much attention and cosseting as a woman.The Graftons|Archibald Marshall
verb -sets, -seting or -seted (tr)
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.