But they got four in return: Nick is no mollycoddle, you know.
But to the mollycoddle she apportions dyspepsia and black bile.
"You have bred a man, sir, not a mollycoddle," said the young laird quietly.
The mollycoddle engenders ideas, and the Red-blood exploits them.
Why, the boy was nothing but a mollycoddle, and not much fun.
The mollycoddle also despises the Red-blood, but he cannot do without him.
I am sure I don't want to make a mollycoddle, as you call it, of him.
Nations, like men, may be classified roughly as Red-blood and mollycoddle.
Well, has this mollycoddle stuff in the air infected you, too?
To be born a mollycoddle in America is to be born to a hard fate.
also molly-coddle, 1870, from a noun (1833) meaning "one who coddles himself," from Molly (pet name formation from Mary), which had been used contemptuously since 1754 for "a milksop, an effeminate man," + coddle (q.v.). Related: Mollycoddled; mollycoddling.