verb (used with object), mol·ly·cod·dled, mol·ly·cod·dling.
Examples from the Web for mollycoddle
The Mollycoddle also despises the Red-blood, but he cannot do without him.Appearances|Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
To which Steve cheerfully made answer that even a mollycoddle could be decent at times!Left End Edwards|Ralph Henry Barbour
If you want him to be a man, don't begin by making a mollycoddle of him.Life and Gabriella|Ellen Glasgow
No mollycoddle—but a roaring, six bottle fellow—with a big brain and a scrupulous sense of honor.By Advice of Counsel|Arthur Train
But the foreman was no mollycoddle, and with one lightning-like motion unlimbered his .45 and began to shoot.The Free Range|Francis William Sullivan
British Dictionary definitions for mollycoddle
Word Origin for mollycoddle
Word Origin and History for mollycoddle
also molly-coddle, 1870, from a noun (1833) meaning "one who coddles himself," from Molly (pet name formation from Mary), which had been used contemptuously since 1754 for "a milksop, an effeminate man," + coddle (q.v.). Related: Mollycoddled; mollycoddling.