Coddle

Definition of Coddle

Cod´dle   Pronunciation: kǒd´d'l
v. t.1.To parboil, or soften by boiling.
[imp. & p. p. Coddled (-d'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Coddling (-dlĭng).]
It [the guava fruit] may be coddled.
- Dampier.
2.To treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper.
How many of our English princes have been coddled at home by their fond papas and mammas!
- Thackeray.
He [Lord Byron] never coddled his reputation.
- Southey.

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