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English definition of “mollycoddle”

mollycoddle

verb [T]     /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.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingTreating someone well
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