verb (used with object)
to treat or gratify with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care: to pamper a child; to pamper one's stomach.
Archaic. to overfeed, especially with very rich food; glut.

1350–1400; Middle English pamperen < Middle Dutch; compare Dutch dialect pamperen

pamperedly, adverb
pamperedness, noun
pamperer, noun
overpamper, verb (used with object)
self-pampered, adjective
self-pampering, adjective
unpampered, adjective

1. humor, coddle, baby, spoil.

1. discipline. Unabridged
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pamper (ˈpæmpə)
1.  to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
2.  archaic to feed to excess
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare German dialect pampfen to gorge oneself]

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Word Origin & History

c.1380, "to cram with food," probably from M.Du. (cf. W.Flem. pamperen "cram with food, overindulge;" dial. Ger. pampen "to cram"), probably from freq. of base of pap (q.v.). Meaning "to overindulge" first attested 1530.
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Example sentences
They are pampered and protected from every little conflict that arises.
Urban white-collar workers, for years pampered by double-digit growth, speak of
  shrinking bonuses and frozen wages.
The élite will insist on being pampered on board and happily pay for it.
Boys are pampered at home by their mothers and expect the same treatment-no
  nappy-changing, no washing up-later from their wives.
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