pam·​pered ˈpam-pərd How to pronounce pampered (audio)
: treated with extreme or excessive care and attention
Politicians are by now used to hearing the complaints of pampered celebrities.John Leland
Indeed, there is no place like the home for six Dalmatians owned by exercise guru Richard Simmons, who bought the house next door to his, had it torn down and erected a 10,000-square-foot run for his pampered pooches, who have their own full-time attendant.Ann Connors

Examples of pampered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She’s grown up dirt poor, been sent to a convent and winds up summoned to the bedroom of a bored, pampered king who cycles through mistresses as if they were soiled laundry. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 1 May 2024 Their romance is like watching a Labrador puppy fall in love with a pampered Persian cat, all eager impulse on one side and arch contrariness on the other. Olivia Waite, New York Times, 24 Apr. 2024 Picture a pampered socialite ostentatiously putting her generational wealth on display. Leigh-Ann Jackson, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 Every pampered guest and every exhausted crew member. Joe Otterson, Variety, 29 Mar. 2024 When Fell, the Beast of the Borderlands, descends on her home, Tamsyn is commanded to marry the brutal warrior and save the pampered princesses. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 But things go from bad to worse after the director opts for a hidden camera style of filmmaking, and the pampered actors are faced with real-life dangers in the jungle, with no script to guide them. Andrew Walsh,, 27 Nov. 2023 Nothing in his pampered life has prepared him for the reckoning that’s coming his way. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 3 Nov. 2023 The duo–and their pampered pugs–officially stepped down from the label in 2008, passing the mantle to creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 4 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pampered was circa 1529

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“Pampered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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