verb pam·per \ˈpam-pər\

: to treat (someone or something) very well : to give (someone or something) a lot of attention and care

pam·peredpam·per·ing \-p(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of PAMPER

transitive verb
archaic :  to cram with rich food :  glut
a :  to treat with extreme or excessive care and attention <pampered their guests>
b :  gratify, humor <enabled him to pamper his wanderlust — New Yorker>
pam·per·er \-pər-ər\ noun

Examples of PAMPER

  1. They really pamper their guests at that hotel.
  2. She pampered herself with a day at the spa.
  3. He was pampered all his life and doesn't know how to function in the real world.

Origin of PAMPER

Middle English, probably of Dutch origin; akin to Dutch dialect pamperen to pamper
First Known Use: 14th century


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