Synonyms Word Origin 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. Origin of pamper 1350–1400; Middle English pamperen < Middle Dutch; compare Dutch dialect pamperen Related forms pam·pered·ly, adverb pam·pered·ness, noun pam·per·er, noun o·ver·pam·per, verb (used with object) self-pam·pered, adjective self-pam·per·ing, adjective un·pam·pered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for over-pampered to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil archaic to feed to excess Derived Forms pamperer, 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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