pamper

[pam-per]
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verb (used with object)

to treat or gratify with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care: to pamper a child; to pamper one's stomach.
Archaic. to overfeed, especially with very rich food; glut.

Nearby words

  1. pampa,
  2. pampas,
  3. pampas grass,
  4. pampean,
  5. pampeluna,
  6. pampered,
  7. pampero,
  8. pamph.,
  9. pamphlet,
  10. pamphleteer

Origin of pamper

1350–1400; Middle English pamperen < Middle Dutch; compare Dutch dialect pamperen

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British Dictionary definitions for over-pampered

pamper

verb (tr)

to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
archaic to feed to excess
Derived Formspamperer, noun

Word Origin for pamper

C14: of Germanic origin; compare German dialect pampfen to gorge oneself

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Word Origin and History for over-pampered

pamper

v.

late 14c., "to cram with food," probably from Middle Dutch (cf. West Flemish pamperen "cram with food, overindulge;" dialectal German pampen "to cram"), probably from frequentative of root of pap (n.1). Meaning "to overindulge" first attested 1520s. Related: Pampered; pampering.

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