Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cosset”

cosset

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒs.ɪt/ us    /ˈkɑː.sɪt/ (-t- or UK also -tt-)
to give a lot of attention to making someone comfortable and to protecting them from anything unpleasant: Children sometimes need to be cosseted.disapproving The country has been cosseted (= too protected) by the government for so long that people have forgotten how to take responsibility for themselves.
(Definition of cosset from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cosset?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Treating someone well, but you might be interested in these topics from the Behaving and interacting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

light at the end of the tunnel

signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More