- coddled the eggs for the Caesar salad
- accused the court of coddling criminals
- colleges that coddle their athletes
The judges were accused of coddling criminals.
a hearty, traditional breakfast that included coddled eggs
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'coddle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: to treat (someone) with too much care or kindness
What made you want to look up coddle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
investment of mental or emotional energy
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz