pamper

verb
pam·​per | \ ˈpam-pər \
pampered; pampering\ ˈpam-​p(ə-​)riŋ \

Definition of pamper

transitive verb

1 archaic : to cram with rich food : glut
2a : to treat with extreme or excessive care and attention pampered their guests pamper a pet
b : gratify, humor enabled him to pamper his wanderlustNew Yorker

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Other Words from pamper

pamperer \ ˈpam-​pər-​ər \ noun

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indulge, pamper, humor, spoil, baby, mollycoddle mean to show undue favor to a person's desires and feelings. indulge implies excessive compliance and weakness in gratifying another's or one's own desires. indulged myself with food at the slightest excuse pamper implies inordinate gratification of desire for luxury and comfort with consequent enervating effect. pampered by the amenities of modern living humor stresses a yielding to a person's moods or whims. humored him by letting him tell the story spoil stresses the injurious effects on character by indulging or pampering. foolish parents spoil their children baby suggests excessive care, attention, or solicitude. babying students by grading too easily mollycoddle suggests an excessive degree of care and attention to another's health or welfare. refused to mollycoddle her malingering son

Examples of pamper in a Sentence

They really pamper their guests at that hotel. She pampered herself with a day at the spa. He was pampered all his life and doesn't know how to function in the real world.
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Businesses that pamper their highly productive staff in an effort to boost R&D will surely boast about it. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Fixing Capitalism, One Disclosure at a Time," 27 Nov. 2018 According to sources at the Evening Standard, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner at Cecconi’s restaurant on Saturday night, and indulged in pampering treatments at the Cowshed spa. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Somehow Took a Secret Weekend Vacation to Amsterdam This Month," 25 Sep. 2018 There is ice skating, snowshoeing, boutique shopping, and pampering spas. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 2018 The massages are the ultimate form of relaxation and pampering yourself. Faith Cummings, Teen Vogue, "Chillhouse CEO Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton Talks Sexism in the Workplace," 16 July 2018 Near the West Loop, Circa 922 has a dog run on its fourth floor as well as a partnership with a grooming company to pamper building pups. Alison Bowen, chicagotribune.com, "'Yappy Hours' are now a thing. Rental buildings are ramping up pet perks," 12 July 2017 Coming to the White Barn Inn, being our guest, and allowing us to pamper you in our relaxing spa, dining in our five-star restaurant, is certainly a celebration of life. Micaela English, Town & Country, "This Charming Maine Inn Has An Entire Weekend Dedicated To Champagne," 7 Aug. 2017 There, on your temporary throne, you are clipped and pampered by intimate hands. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Capital Gazette victim Rob Hiaasen remembered as a writer with a deft and gentle touch," 1 July 2018 President Trump’s penchant for pummeling allies while pampering adversaries was perversely apparent in the last few days. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "Trump pummels G-7 democratic allies but loves autocrats | Trudy Rubin," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of pamper

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pamper

Middle English, probably of Dutch origin; akin to Dutch dialect pamperen to pamper

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The first known use of pamper was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for pamper

pamper

verb

English Language Learners Definition of pamper

: to treat (someone or something) very well : to give (someone or something) a lot of attention and care

pamper

verb
pam·​per | \ ˈpam-pər \
pampered; pampering

Kids Definition of pamper

: to treat (someone or something) with great care and attention

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