Definition of Cosset

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


Definition of Cosset

1. n. A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.

2. v. t. To treat as a pet; to fondle.

Definition of Cosset

1. Verb. (transitive) to treat like a pet; to overly indulge ¹

2. Noun. a pet; often specifically a pet lamb ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cosset

1. to fondle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: fondle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cosset

cosplayed
cosplayer
cosplayers
cosplaying
cosplays
cosponsor
cosponsored
cosponsoring
cosponsors
cosponsorship
cosponsorships
coss
cossacks
cossas
cosses
cosset (current term)
cosseted
cosseting
cossets
cossetted
cossetting
cossid
cossids
cossie
cossies
cossyrite
cossyrites
cost
cost, insurance and freight
cost-benefit analysis

Literary usage of Cosset

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1. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1841)
"Save a glimpse of the sea in the distance, the bold headland of Black Gang Chine, and the downs before us, it was as tame as a cosset lamb. And, by-the-way, ..."

2. Notes from My Journal when Speaker of the House of Commons by John Evelyn Denison Ossington (1900)
"I found from Mr. cosset that the power was vested in the Lord Great Chamberlain; that he issued warrants both for the offices in the House and for official ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"I. Caress, coddle, cosset, blandish, pet. 2* Pet, treat with fondness, indulge, spoil, make much of, make a pet of. 5. ..."

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