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
Guests are completely cosseted by the highly individual, high-spirited staff.
Macron himself told the magazine Le Point in an interview that the rules would unleash French energy and restore more equality to a system that has cosseted those in work at the expense of the unemployed for years.
Fit and finish of all materials is Mercedes-perfect, and the new, optional Macchiato Beige Exclusive Nappa leather interior cossets driver and passenger in a splendid world.
Modern America, with its enervating comforts — including cosseting parents — and present-minded education that produces cultural amnesia, must deliberately make its citizens.
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.
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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