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Monday, September 19, 2016

Definitions for cosset

  1. to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle.
  2. a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
  3. any pet.

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Citations for cosset
Mrs. Dhondt is like Mrs. Crommelynck but ten times more so--in truth, a dreadful creation who heads the Belgian Equestrian Society, drives the Dhondt Bugatti herself, and cossets a powder-puff Pekingese called Wei-wei. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, 2004
"I'm not opposed to Mrs Pagett, but," he paused, and brightened "I object to the way she cossets you." She turned. "Cossets me? Augusta?" "Yes. She indulges you ..." Frances Vernon, Gentlemen and Players, 1984
Origin of cosset
Cosset is of uncertain origin. The noun entered English in the late 1500s.