Origin and Etymology of cosset
First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
Examples of cosset in a Sentence
The hotel cossets its guests with friendly service.
She had a safe, cosseted childhood.
Recent Examples of cosset from the Web
An enchanted place where you and yours will be amused and amazed with edible delight on artful plates, cosseted and comforted with skilled service so discreet and knowing that even Penn and Teller could not possibly deliver a more magical meal.
Modern America, with its enervating comforts — including cosseting parents — and present-minded education that produces cultural amnesia, must deliberately make its citizens.
Still, Mr. Trump has spent the last three decades, for the most part, cosseted within Trump Tower.
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First Known Use of cosset
Synonymscocker, coddle, baby, dandle, indulge, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurse
Antonymsabuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse
Related Wordscater (to), humor; content, delight, gladden, gratify, mother, oblige, please, satisfy; appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe
Near Antonymscontrol, discipline, restrain; oppress; neglect, overlook, slight; molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimize
COSSET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cosset for English Language Learners
: to give (someone) a lot of care and attention or too much care and attention
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