[ spoon-fed ]
/ ˈspunˌfɛd /


fed with a spoon.
treated with excessive solicitude; pampered.
given no opportunity to act or think for oneself: Having always been spoon-fed, I couldn't meet the challenge of college.

Origin of spoon-fed

First recorded in 1900–05

Definition for spoon-fed (2 of 2)


[ spoon-feed, -feed ]
/ ˈspunˈfid, -ˌfid /

verb (used with object), spoon-fed, spoon-feed·ing.

to cause to be spoon-fed.

Origin of spoon-feed

First recorded in 1605–15
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verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)

to feed with a spoon
to overindulge or spoil
to provide (a person) with ready-made opinions, judgments, etc, depriving him of original thought or action

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