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Definition of cosset

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a pet lamb broadly : pet


cosseted; cosseting; cossets

Definition of cosset (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to treat as a pet : pamper

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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 That's particularly true in higher-spec models with cosseting quilted-leather seats in a spot-on driving position. Car and Driver, "2019 10Best Cars," 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, "‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ Review: Timelessly Elegant, Yet Avant-Garde," 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, "The Curious Life and Shocking Death of Huguette Clark," 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,, "Il Rione Pizzeria: A passion for pizza in Gordon Square," 11 May 2018 For weeks after the funeral, John, Max and I were cosseted, cared for by many wonderful people who brought us food and sat in our living room. Ann Bauer, Washington Post, "Our anger is poisoning us. Here’s what I learned after my son died.," 5 Mar. 2018 Bedrooms in white, beige, and silvery blue-gray soothe the soul even as the body is cosseted by the plumpest pillows. Condé Nast Traveler, "Lime Wood," 22 Dec. 2017 Guests are completely cosseted by the highly individual, high-spirited staff. Condé Nast Traveler, "Coworth Park," 20 Oct. 2017 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. Brian Melton, star-telegram, "Mercedes is expanding the AMG GT family for 2018," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cosset


1579, in the meaning defined above


1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cosset


origin unknown

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The first known use of cosset was in 1579

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English Language Learners Definition of cosset

formal : to give (someone) a lot of care and attention or too much care and attention

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not being in agreement or harmony

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