Definition of Coddle

1. Verb. Treat with excessive indulgence. "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"




2. Verb. Cook in nearly boiling water. "The chef wants to coddle the eggs "; "Coddle eggs"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Cook

Definition of Coddle

1. v. t. To parboil, or soften by boiling.

Definition of Coddle

1. Verb. (transitive) To treat gently or with great care. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cook slowly in hot water that is below the boiling point. ¹

3. Noun. An Irish dish comprising layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and bacon rashers with sliced potatoes and onions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coddle

1. to pamper [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES] - See also: pamper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coddle

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cod-bangers
cod-liver oil
cod liver oil
cod oil
coda
codabilities
codability
codable
codalike
codas
codded
codder
codders
codding
coddle (current term)
coddled
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coddler
coddlers
coddles
coddling
code
code-behind
code-switching
code block
code enforcement
code face
code flag
code monkey

Literary usage of Coddle

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1. What Shall Our Boys Do for a Living ? by Charles Frederick Wingate (1898)
"... Training Supplements the School—Make Companions of Children—Table-Talk—Vividness of Early Impressions—Cultivate Children's Curiosity—Don't coddle Them. ..."

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