Definition of cosset in English:


Line breaks: cos¦set
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒsɪt

verb (cossets, cosseting, cosseted)

[with object]
Care for and protect in an overindulgent way: all her life she’d been cosseted by her family
More example sentences
  • For a large part its because we've been cosseted and protected by America.
  • The silence comes from an allegedly compassionate desire to protect or cosset the poor, rather than treating them like responsible adults.
  • And it's not just pampered pooches and cosseted cats who are in with a chance of stealing the show.


mid 16th century (as a noun denoting a lamb brought up by hand, later a spoiled child): probably from Anglo-Norman French coscet 'cottager', from Old English cotsǣta 'cottar'.

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