[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM pamper
pam·pered·ly, adverbpam·pered·ness, nounpam·per·er, nouno·ver·pam·per, verb (used with object)
self-pampered, adjectiveself-pam·per·ing, adjectiveun·pam·pered, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pamper
But the mood passed away before a fresh upwelling of concrete resentment against the self-pampered pair at the Promenade window.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for pamper
/ (ˈpæmpə) /
to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
archaic to feed to excess
Derived forms of pamperpamperer, noun
Word Origin for pamper
C14: of Germanic origin; compare German dialect pampfen to gorge oneself
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