cosset

  • 1 Cosset — Cos set, v. t. To treat as a pet; to fondle. [1913 Webster] She was cosseted and posseted and prayed over and made much of. O. W. Holmes. || …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Cosset — Cos set (k?s s?t), n. [Cf. AS. cotsetla cottager, G. kossat, kothsasse, fr. kot, koth E. (cot) hut, and cf. also E. cade, a., cot a cade lamb.] A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 cosset — 1650s, to fondle, caress, indulge, from a noun (1570s) meaning lamb brought up as a pet (applied to persons from 1590s), perhaps from O.E. cot sæta one who dwells in a cot. Related: Coseted; coseting. Cf. Ger. Hauslamm, It. casiccio …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 cosset — *caress, fondle, pet, cuddle, dandle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 cosset — meaning ‘to pamper’, has inflected forms cosseted, cosseting …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 cosset — ► VERB (cosseted, cosseting) ▪ care for and protect in an overindulgent way. ORIGIN orginally denoting a lamb brought up by hand, later a spoiled child: probably from Old English, cottar …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 cosset — [käs′it] n. [< ? OE cot sæta, cot dweller; similar in sense to It casiccio (< casa, house), pet lamb] a pet lamb or any small pet vt. to make a pet of; fondle; pamper …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Cosset — François Cosset († 1673) war ein französischer Komponist. Cosset entstammte der Picardie. 1628 wurde er Succentor an der Kathedrale von St. Quentin. Weitere Ämter als Kapellmeister der Kathedralen von Laon, Senlis, Paris, Reims und Amiens folgten …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 cosset — [17] Cosset may originally have meant ‘someone who lives in a cottage’. Old English had a word cotsǣta ‘cottager’, which was formed from cot ‘cottage’ and *sǣt , an element related to the verb sit. This disappeared from the language after the Old …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 10 cosset — UK [ˈkɒsɪt] / US [ˈkɑsət] verb [transitive] Word forms cosset : present tense I/you/we/they cosset he/she/it cossets present participle cosseting past tense cosseted past participle cosseted formal to give someone a lot of care and attention,… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 cosset — [17] Cosset may originally have meant ‘someone who lives in a cottage’. Old English had a word cotsǣta ‘cottager’, which was formed from cot ‘cottage’ and *sǣt , an element related to the verb sit. This disappeared from the language after the Old …

    Word origins

  • 12 cosset — cos|set [ˈkɔsıt US ˈka: ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: cosset pet (16 19 centuries), perhaps from Old English cotsAta person who lives in a cottage ] to give someone as much care and attention as you can, especially too much ▪ He cosseted her… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 cosset — v.tr. (cosseted, cosseting) pamper. Etymology: dial. cosset = pet lamb, prob. f. AF coscet, cozet f. OE cotsaeligta cottager (as COT(2), SIT) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 cosset — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1579 a pet lamb; broadly pet II. transitive verb Date: 1640 to treat as a pet ; pamper …

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  • 15 cosset — /kos it/, v.t. 1. to treat as a pet; pamper; coddle. n. 2. a lamb brought up without its dam; pet lamb. 3. any pet. [1570 80; akin to OE cossetung kissing, verbal n. based on *cossettan to kiss, deriv. of coss KISS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 cosset — 1. verb to treat like a pet; to overly indulge 2. noun a pet; often specifically a pet lamb …

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  • 17 cosset — Synonyms and related words: care for, caress, cater to, cherish, cocker, coddle, cradle, cultivate, dandle, dry nurse, favor, feed, fondle, foster, give way to, gratify, humor, indulge, lavish care on, mollycoddle, mother, nourish, nurse, nurture …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 cosset — cos|set Mot Agut Nom masculí …

    Diccionari Català-Català

  • 19 cosset — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. pamper, fondle, coddle, pet. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To treat with indulgence and often overtender care: baby, cater, coddle, indulge, mollycoddle, overindulge, pamper, spoil. See TREAT WELL …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 cosset — cos|set [ kasət ] verb transitive FORMAL to give someone a lot of care and attention, often too much: PAMPER …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English