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English definition of “mollycoddle”

mollycoddle

verb [T] uk   /ˈmɒl.iˌkɒd.l̩/ us    /ˈmɑː.liˌkɑː.dl̩/ informal mainly disapproving
to give someone too much care or protection: You're not helping the children by mollycoddling them - they have to grow up sometime.
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