Definition of mollycoddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mollycoddle

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈmɑliˌkɑdl//
 
mollycoddle somebody(disapproving)(becoming old-fashioned)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mollycoddle
 
he / she / it mollycoddles
 
past simple mollycoddled
 
-ing form mollycoddling
 
 
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to protect someone too much and make their life too comfortable and safe She was mollycoddled as a child. compare coddle
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