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coddle

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verb cod·dle \ˈkä-dəl\

Simple Definition of coddle

  • : to treat (someone) with too much care or kindness

Full Definition of coddle

cod·dledcod·dling play \ˈkäd-liŋ, ˈkä-dəl-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cook (as eggs) in liquid slowly and gently just below the boiling point

  3. 2 :  to treat with extreme or excessive care or kindness :  pamper <accused the court of coddling criminals>

cod·dler play \ˈkäd-lər, ˈkä-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of coddle

  1. The judges were accused of coddling criminals.

  2. <a hearty, traditional breakfast that included coddled eggs>



Origin of coddle

perhaps from caudle


First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with coddle


CODDLE Defined for Kids

coddle

play
verb cod·dle \ˈkä-dəl\

Definition of coddle

cod·dledcod·dling

  1. :  to treat with too much care :  pamper





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