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pamper

[pam-per] /ˈpæm pər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to treat or gratify with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care:
to pamper a child; to pamper one's stomach.
2.
Archaic. to overfeed, especially with very rich food; glut.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English pamperen < Middle Dutch; compare Dutch dialect pamperen
Related forms
pamperedly, adverb
pamperedness, noun
pamperer, noun
overpamper, verb (used with object)
self-pampered, adjective
self-pampering, adjective
unpampered, adjective
Synonyms
1. humor, coddle, baby, spoil.
Antonyms
1. discipline.
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pamper

/ˈpæmpə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil
2.
(archaic) to feed to excess
Derived Forms
pamperer, noun
Word Origin
C14: of Germanic origin; compare German dialect pampfen to gorge oneself
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Word Origin and History for un-pampered

pamper

v.

late 14c., "to cram with food," probably from Middle Dutch (cf. West Flemish pamperen "cram with food, overindulge;" dialectal German pampen "to cram"), probably from frequentative of root of pap (n.1). Meaning "to overindulge" first attested 1520s. Related: Pampered; pampering.

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