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Definition of mollycoddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mollycoddle