mollycoddle n : a pampered darling; an effeminate man v : treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, spoil, indulge]
- Rhymes with: -ɒdəl
- A person, especially a man or a boy, who is pampered and overprotected.
Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
- No matter what pacifist "flubdubs and flapdoodle mollycoddles" might say, the President [Teddy Roosevelt] knew that if there were a general war then America could well be drawn into it.
- 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
- To be overprotective and indulgent toward; to pamper.
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