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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.

RELATED WORDS

abate, decrease, diminish, dodge, dwindle, ease, flag, idle, lax, lessen, loose, moderate, neglect, reduce, relax, release, shirk, taper, tire, wane

Nearby words

feather-duster worm, feather-legged, feather-tail glider, feather-veined, featherback, featherbed, featherbedding, featherbone, featherbrain, feathercut, feathered

Origin of featherbed

First recorded in 1945–50; back formation from featherbedding
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