mollycoddler
noun see mollycoddle II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mollycoddler — See mollycoddle. * * * …   Universalium

  • mollycoddler — noun One who mollycoddles …   Wiktionary

  • mollycoddler — mÉ‘lɪkÉ‘dlÉ™(r) / mÉ’lɪkÉ’dlÉ™(r) n. pamperer, one who indulges others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mollycoddler — mol·ly·cod·dler …   English syllables

  • mollycoddler — noun someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence • Syn: ↑pamperer, ↑spoiler, ↑coddler • Derivationally related forms: ↑mollycoddle, ↑coddle (for: ↑coddler), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mollycoddle — mollycoddler, n. /mol ee kod l/, n., v., mollycoddled, mollycoddling. n. 1. a man or boy who is used to being coddled; a milksop. v.t. 2. to coddle; pamper. [1825 35; MOLLY + CODDLE] Syn. 2. spoil, indulge, cosset. * * * …   Universalium

  • coddler — noun someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence • Syn: ↑pamperer, ↑spoiler, ↑mollycoddler • Derivationally related forms: ↑mollycoddle (for: ↑mollycoddler), ↑coddle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pamperer — noun someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence • Syn: ↑spoiler, ↑coddler, ↑mollycoddler • Derivationally related forms: ↑mollycoddle (for: ↑mollycoddler), ↑coddle …   Useful english dictionary

  • mollycoddle — I. noun Etymology: Molly, nickname for Mary Date: 1833 a pampered or effeminate man or boy II. transitive verb ( coddled; mollycoddling) Date: 1864 to treat with an excessive or absurd degree of indulgence and attention Synonyms: see indulge •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mollycoddle — /ˈmɒlikɒdl / (say moleekodl) verb (t) (mollycoddled, mollycoddling) to coddle; pamper. {Molly (variant of Mary) + coddle} –mollycoddler, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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