verb (cossets, cosseting, cosseted)[with object]
- 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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