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MOLLYCODDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mollycoddle mean? 

MOLLYCODDLE (noun)
  The noun MOLLYCODDLE has 1 sense:

1. a pampered darling; an effeminate man

  Familiarity information: MOLLYCODDLE used as a noun is very rare.


MOLLYCODDLE (verb)
  The verb MOLLYCODDLE has 1 sense:

1. treat with excessive indulgence

  Familiarity information: MOLLYCODDLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOLLYCODDLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A pampered darling; an effeminate man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("mollycoddle" is a kind of...):

darling; dearie; deary; ducky; favorite; favourite; pet (a special loved one)


MOLLYCODDLE (verb)


Sense 1mollycoddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat with excessive indulgence

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

pamper; mollycoddle; featherbed; cosset; coddle; cocker; baby; indulge; spoil

Context examples:

grandparents often pamper the children / Let's not mollycoddle our students!

Hypernyms (to "mollycoddle" is one way to...):

do by; handle; treat (interact in a certain way)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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