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
Sometimes you need a fancy camera bag, with a tripod strap and little slots with which to pamper your memory cards.
Pamper red or white wines with perfect environmental control.
The more general point is that athletes should not pamper themselves so much.
Eat whole foods, and find the time to pamper yourself and heal from within.
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