Pamper Pam"per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pampered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pampering}.] [Cf. LG. pampen, slampampen, to live luxuriously, pampe thick pap, and E. pap.] [1913 Webster] 1. To feed to the full; to feed luxuriously; to glut; as, to pamper the body or the appetite. ``A body . . . pampered for corruption.'' --Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster]

2. To gratify inordinately; to indulge to excess; as, to pamper pride; to pamper the imagination. --South. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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