pamper

[ pam-per ]
/ ˈpæm pər /

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.

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Origin of pamper

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

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British Dictionary definitions for pamper

pamper
/ (ˈpæmpə) /

verb (tr)

to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
archaic to feed to excess

Derived forms of pamper

pamperer, noun

Word Origin for pamper

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