cosset

noun
cos·​set | \ ˈkä-sət How to pronounce cosset (audio) \

Definition of cosset

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a pet lamb broadly : pet

cosset

verb
cosseted; cosseting; cossets

Definition of cosset (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to treat as a pet : pamper

Examples of cosset in a Sentence

Verb The hotel cossets its guests with friendly service. She had a safe, cosseted childhood.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Designed to cosset the passenger, the captain’s chairs—sporting curved headrests—offer a generous 43 inches of legroom, can slide forward and recline up to 48 degrees. Matthew Askari, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2022 For most of his youth, he was cosseted by his family. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 1 June 2020 There, the rich are indulged, protected, and cosseted, while the poor are punished, humiliated, and cast into chaos. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 31 Oct. 2019 But the old guard are wrong to say that the ECB is deliberately cosseting the southerners. The Economist, 10 Oct. 2019 That's particularly true in higher-spec models with cosseting quilted-leather seats in a spot-on driving position. Car and Driver, 28 Nov. 2018 From Paris to the World Denver Art Museum Through March 3, 2019 Femininity cosseted in classicism, ardently cultured; marketing and licensing newly and aggressively global—in Dior’s hands the couture house was suddenly an expression of empire. WSJ, 27 Nov. 2018 Huguette's former physician, Dr. Jules Pierre, had been affiliated with the hospital, where the staff was used to cosseting well-to-do patients. Meryl Gordon, Town & Country, 21 May 2014 Try the House Salad -- romaine, sunflower seeds and explosive salt bomblets of fried capers cosseted with goat cheese and a smooth balsamic vinaigrette. Beth Segal, cleveland.com, 11 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of cosset

Noun

1579, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cosset

Noun

origin unknown

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“Cosset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosset. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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