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Monday, June 01, 2009

Definitions for cosset

  1. To treat as a pet; to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
  2. A pet, especially a pet lamb.

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Citations for cosset
Sumner's parents, for instance, were routinely attended by butlers, maids, coachmen and grooms while little Sumner and his sister, Emily, were pampered and cosseted from infancy by nurserymaids and governesses. Benjamin Welles, Sumner Welles: FDR's Global Strategist
Assunta played a larger role in the lives of her children, whom she cosseted and cared for as best she could. Patricia Albers, Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti
Origin of cosset
1570-1580
Cosset comes from the noun cosset, "a pet lamb."
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