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mollycoddle

[ mol-ee-kod-l ]
/ 藞m蓲l i藢k蓲d l /
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noun
a man or boy who is used to being coddled; a milksop.
verb (used with object), mol路ly路cod路dled, mol路ly路cod路dling.
to coddle; pamper.
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Origin of mollycoddle

First recorded in 1825鈥35; Molly (a female name used in the sense 鈥渆ffeminate man鈥) + coddle

OTHER WORDS FROM mollycoddle

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

mollycoddle
/ (藞m蓲l瑟藢k蓲dl) /

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 虏 + coddle
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