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Pamper definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PAM'PER, v.t. [L. bibo.]
1. To feed to the full; to glut; to saginate; to feed luxuriously; as, to pamper the body or the appetite.
We are proud of a body fattening for worms and pampered for corruption and the grave.
2. To gratify to the full; to furnish with that which delights; as, to pamper the imagination.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!" [syn: pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (pampered; pampering) Etymology: Middle English, probably of Dutch origin; akin to Dutch dialect pamperen to pamper Date: 14th century 1. archaic to cram with rich food ; glut 2. a. to treat with extreme or excessive care and attention <pampered their guests> b. gratify, humor <enabled him to pamper his wanderlust New Yorker> Synonyms: see indulge pamperer noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 overindulge (a person, taste, etc.), cosset. 2 spoil (a person) with luxury. Derivatives: pamperer n. Etymology: ME, prob. of LG or Du. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pamper Pam"per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pampered; p. pr. & vb. n. Pampering.] [Cf. LG. pampen, slampampen, to live luxuriously, pampe thick pap, and E. pap.] 1. To feed to the full; to feed luxuriously; to glut; as, to pamper the body or the appetite. ``A body . . . pampered for corruption.'' --Dr. T. Dwight. 2. To gratify inordinately; to indulge to excess; as, to pamper pride; to pamper the imagination. --South.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pampers, pampering, pampered) If you pamper someone, you make them feel comfortable by doing things for them or giving them expensive or luxurious things, sometimes in a way which has a bad effect on their character. Why don't you let your mother pamper you for a while?... Pamper yourself with our luxury gifts... VERB: V n, V pron-refl pampered ...today's pampered superstars... ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Feed to excess, feed luxuriantly. 2. Indulge (unduly), cocker, gratify, spoil, fondle.

Moby Thesaurus

baby, care for, caress, cater to, cherish, cocker, coddle, cosset, cradle, cultivate, dandle, dry-nurse, favor, feed, fondle, foster, give way to, gratify, humor, indulge, lavish care on, mollycoddle, mother, much, nourish, nurse, nurture, oblige, overindulge, pet, please, regale, satisfy, spoil, spoon-feed, suckle, sustain, tickle, wet-nurse, yield to

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