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cos·​set ˈkä-sət How to pronounce cosset (audio)
: a pet lamb
broadly : pet


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cosseted; cosseting; cossets

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
Offices of mental-health professionals are teeming with psychologically fragile young people who have been cosseted their entire lives. Allysia Finley, WSJ, 26 Nov. 2023 Despite the soaring ceilings, the aesthetic was cosseting, low-lit, and intimate. Tom Robbins, Travel + Leisure, 25 June 2023 Not only are front-seat passengers cosseted by comfortable and supportive buckets, but those in the back seat will also appreciate its generous legroom and headroom. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 21 June 2023 Keep its adaptive dampers in their Normal setting, and the RX500h offers a cosseting ride that's still firm enough to keep excessive body motion at bay. Greg S. Fink, Car and Driver, 1 June 2023 In Normal mode the ride is soft and cosseting, and the cabin is well isolated from road and wind noise. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 11 Apr. 2023 Skirting hides the visual static that lots of furniture legs can impose and gives the pieces a cosseting touch of traditional style. Antonia Van Der Meer, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2023 Luxury amenities surround the cosseting front seats, and every driver-assist feature in BMW's arsenal is present, as is the company's curved dash display for the latest iDrive 8 infotainment system with tandem 12.3- and 14.9-inch screens under a single pane of glass. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 17 Mar. 2023 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 See More

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Word History



origin unknown

First Known Use


1579, in the meaning defined above


1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cosset was in 1579

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“Cosset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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