verb (used with object), mol·ly·cod·dled, mol·ly·cod·dling.
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Origin of mollycoddle
OTHER WORDS FROM mollycoddlemol·ly·cod·dler, noun
Words nearby mollycoddle
Example sentences from the Web for mollycoddle
No mollycoddle—but a roaring, six bottle fellow—with a big brain and a scrupulous sense of honor.By Advice of Counsel|Arthur Train
They despise from their hearts the mollycoddle who will not risk a wound or a cold for the pleasures of the sun and air.The Book of This and That|Robert Lynd
When one mother tries to be all those things to one son that son has a very fair chance of turning out a mollycoddle.Cheerful--By Request|Edna Ferber
I was right in refusing to mollycoddle him or put up with any of his callow, unbaked impudence.The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
I wish to deprive those whom I put in the mollycoddle class, of any argument against good sport.African and European Addresses|Theodore Roosevelt