[mol-ee-kod-l] /ˈmɒl iˌkɒd l/

a man or boy who is used to being ; a milksop.
verb (used with object), mollycoddled, mollycoddling.
to ; pamper.
(transitive) to treat with indulgent care; pamper
a pampered person

also molly-coddle, 1870, from a noun (1833) meaning “one who coddles himself,” from Molly (pet name formation from Mary), which had been used contemptuously since 1754 for “a milksop, an effeminate man,” + coddle (q.v.). Related: Mollycoddled; mollycoddling.


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