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pamper

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verb pam·per \ˈpam-pər\

Simple Definition of pamper

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pamper

pampered

pampering

play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to cram with rich food :  glut

  3. 2 a :  to treat with extreme or excessive care and attention <pampered their guests> b :  gratify, humor <enabled him to pamper his wanderlust — New Yorker>

pamperer

play \-pər-ər\ noun

Examples of pamper in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of pamper

Middle English, probably of Dutch origin; akin to Dutch dialect pamperen to pamper


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of pamper

indulge, pamper, humor, spoil, baby, mollycoddle mean to show undue favor to a person's desires and feelings. indulge implies excessive compliance and weakness in gratifying another's or one's own desires <indulged myself with food at the slightest excuse>. pamper implies inordinate gratification of desire for luxury and comfort with consequent enervating effect <pampered by the amenities of modern living>. humor stresses a yielding to a person's moods or whims <humored him by letting him tell the story>. spoil stresses the injurious effects on character by indulging or pampering <foolish parents spoil their children>. baby suggests excessive care, attention, or solicitude <babying students by grading too easily>. mollycoddle suggests an excessive degree of care and attention to another's health or welfare <refused to mollycoddle her malingering son>.

Rhymes with pamper


PAMPER Defined for Kids

pamper

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verb pam·per \ˈpam-pər\

Definition of pamper for Students

pampered

pampering

  1. :  to treat (someone or something) with great care and attention





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