Cosseting



[kos-it] /ˈkɒs ɪt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle.
noun
2.
a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb.
3.
any pet.
/ˈkɒsɪt/
verb (transitive) -sets, -seting, -seted
1.
to pamper; coddle; pet
noun
2.
any pet animal, esp a lamb
v.

1650s, “to fondle, caress, indulge,” from a noun (1570s) meaning “lamb brought up as a pet” (applied to persons from 1590s), perhaps from Old English cot-sæta “one who dwells in a cot.” Related: Coseted; coseting. Cf. German Hauslamm, Italian casiccio.

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