cod·dledcod·dling \ˈkäd-liŋ, ˈkä-dəl-iŋ\
: to cook (as eggs) in liquid slowly and gently just below the boiling point
Examples of CODDLE
- The judges were accused of coddling criminals.
- <a hearty, traditional breakfast that included coddled eggs>
Origin of CODDLE
perhaps from caudle
First Known Use: 1598
Related to CODDLE
- boil, parboil, poach, simmer, stew
- abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse
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