V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) to treat with extra care or indulgence; (n.) someone spoiled and overprotected, especially a boy

Synonyms: (v.) spoil, pamper, coddle, baby, overprotect


Tips: Mollycoddle and coddle mean the same thing, but mollycoddle can also be a noun, denoting a person or child who is overly spoiled

Usage Examples:

If you mollycoddle your children they won't grow up to be responsible, self-sufficient adults. (spoil, baby) verb

Tara was so mollycoddled as a child, she grew up to be a selfish adult. (spoiled, pampered) verb

Jenny broke up with Jake because he was too much of a mollycoddle and needed to talk to his mother every day. (baby, spoiled man) noun

I can work independently, and I don't need to be mollycoddled. (babied, coddled) verb

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