Meaning of “cosset” in the English Dictionary


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cossetverb [ 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)