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pamper

[pam-per]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to treat or gratify with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care: to pamper a child; to pamper one's stomach.
  2. 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
Related formspam·pered·ly, adverbpam·pered·ness, nounpam·per·er, nouno·ver·pam·per, verb (used with object)self-pam·pered, adjectiveself-pam·per·ing, adjectiveun·pam·pered, adjective

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1. humor, coddle, baby, spoil.

Antonyms

1. discipline.
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Historical Examples

  • But the mood passed away before a fresh upwelling of concrete resentment against the self-pampered pair at the Promenade window.

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British Dictionary definitions for self-pampered

pamper

verb (tr)
  1. to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
  2. archaic to feed to excess
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Derived Formspamperer, noun

Word Origin

C14: of Germanic origin; compare German dialect pampfen to gorge oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-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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