Coddler



[kod-l] /ˈkɒd l/

verb (used with object), coddled, coddling.
1.
to treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper:
to coddle children when they’re sick.
2.
to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water that is just below the boiling point; cook gently.
/ˈkɒdəl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to treat with indulgence
2.
to cook (something, esp eggs) in water just below the boiling point
noun
3.
(Irish, dialect) stew made from ham and bacon scraps
v.

c.1600, “boil gently,” probably from caudle “warm drink for invalids” (c.1300), from Anglo-French caudel (c.1300), ultimately from Latin calidium “warm drink, warm wine and water,” neuter of calidus “hot,” from calere “be warm” (see calorie). Verb meaning “treat tenderly” first recorded 1815 (in Jane Austen’s “Emma”). Related: Coddled; coddling.

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