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featherbed

[ feth-er-bed ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌbɛd /
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verb (used with or without object), feath·er·bed·ded, feath·er·bed·ding.

to subject to or engage in featherbedding.

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Origin of featherbed

First recorded in 1945–50; back formation from featherbedding

Definition for featherbed (2 of 2)

feather bed

noun

a mattress or a bed cover, as a quilt, stuffed with soft feathers.

Origin of feather bed

before 1000; Middle English, Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for featherbed

feather bed

noun

a mattress filled with feathers or down

verb featherbed -beds, -bedding or -bedded

(tr) to pamper; spoil
(intr) US to be subject to or engage in featherbedding
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