[ kos-it ]
/ ˈkɒs ɪt /
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verb (used with object)
a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
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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 cossetun·cos·set·ed, adjective
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How to use cosset in a sentence
You may well be about to embark on four days of cosseting, eating, drinking, and sleeping.How to Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive|Lizzie Crocker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have no cosseting and protection, nor am I invited to the same parties.Joan Rivers: Our Last Interview|Tim Teeman|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the bairnie's soft cosseting he aye fled to Auld Jock and the rough hospitality of the sheep fold.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
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 it seemed to Maurice that he needed as much attention and cosseting as a woman.The Graftons|Archibald Marshall
Do you suppose you young married creatures are the only wives who enjoy cosseting their husbands?The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I think you're cosseting me up altogether and I don't like the white bread so well!Hortus Inclusus|John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for cosset
/ (ˈkɒsɪt) /
verb -sets, -seting or -seted (tr)
to pamper; coddle; pet
any pet animal, esp a lamb
Word Origin for cosset
C16: of unknown origin
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