Definition of Mollycoddle

1. Noun. A pampered darling; an effeminate man.

Generic synonyms: Darling, Dearie, Deary, Ducky, Favorite, Favourite, Pet



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

Definition of Mollycoddle

1. Noun. (rare) A person, especially a man or a boy, who is pampered and overprotected. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To be overprotective and indulgent toward; to pamper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mollycoddle

1. [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mollycoddle

mollusk
mollusk family
mollusk genus
mollusk venoms
molluskan
molluskans
molluskicidal
molluskicide
molluskicides
mollusklike
mollusks
molly-guard
molly-mawk
molly-mawks
mollycoddle (current term)
mollycoddled
mollycoddler
mollycoddlers
mollycoddles
mollycoddling
mollydooker
mollydookers
mollymawk
mollymawks
moloch
molochs
moloi

Literary usage of Mollycoddle

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1. Appearances: Being Notes of Travel by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (1914)
"The Red-blood joins societies; the mollycoddle is a non-joiner. Individualist of individualists, he can only stand alone, while the Red-blood requires the ..."

2. We; a Confession of Faith for the American People During and After the War by Gerald Stanley Lee (1916)
"... XXIV THE LAST MURMUR OF A mollycoddle If I could convert Colonel Roosevelt to my idea of war I could convert the world. Converting the world would be a ..."

3. We; a Confession of Faith for the American People During and After the War by Gerald Stanley Lee (1916)
"... LAST MURMUR OF A mollycoddle If I could convert Colonel Roosevelt to my idea of war I could convert the world. Converting the world would be a ..."

4. The Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Edith Rickert (1920)
"The following extract is characteristic: The Red-blood sees nothing; but the mollycoddle sees through everything. The Red-blood joins societies; ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention (1908)
"We hear a great deal nowadays about the manly boy and about the dangers of his becoming a mollycoddle, but in our efforts to make his school life attractive ..."

6. The Tailor Made Girl, Her Friends, Her Fashions and Her Follies by Philip Henry Welch (1888)
"Oh, but you know Doctor mollycoddle, in his " Nursery Talks," expressly prohibits ... Baby has very little hair yet—but Dr. mollycoddle says, in his book, ..."

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