mollycoddle

[ mol-ee-kod-l ]
/ ˈmɒl iˌkɒd l /

noun

a man or boy who is used to being coddled; a milksop.

verb (used with object), mol·ly·cod·dled, mol·ly·cod·dling.

to coddle; pamper.

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Origin of mollycoddle

First recorded in 1825–35; Molly + coddle

OTHER WORDS FROM mollycoddle

mol·ly·cod·dler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mollycoddle

mollycoddle
/ (ˈmɒlɪˌkɒdəl) /

verb

(tr) to treat with indulgent care; pamper

noun

a pampered person

Derived forms of mollycoddle

mollycoddler, noun

Word Origin for mollycoddle

C19: from molly ² + coddle
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