mollycoddle mollycoddle  /ˈmɑ li ˌkɑ dəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a pampered darling; an effeminate man
  2. (v) treat with excessive indulgence

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To a British fighting man Egypt is the last country on earth which the Empire can afford to mollycoddle.
  2. He had tried, he said, to fight the war and bring the sloppy old Vance up to scratch, only to be sabotaged by a mollycoddle crew and a wardroom full of intellectuals and Vietniks.
  3. Before Richard Whiting and his Eastern ways had time to turn the whole county into a mollycoddle community, the Civil War gave the men of Phinizy County a real outlet.

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Quotes

  1. However Justice Paul E. Pfeifer said, in a minority opinion, the decision would "further mollycoddle political subdivisions" facing claims of negligence in lawsuits by allowing appeals too costly for most Ohioans.
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Paul Pfeifer Source: Dayton Daily News (registration)

  2. Francis says for the fourth generation - his children - the benchmark is two degrees including a postgraduate: "They can make it. Don't mollycoddle them."
    on Jun 22, 2007 By: Francis Yeoh Source: Malaysia Star

  3. "We understand that the prime minister has to say political things, but the long-term here is that if you mollycoddle terrorists, you give them license to continue," said Rep. Gary Ackerman, DN.Y. "Hezbollah's function is to destroy and...
    on Jul 26, 2006 By: Gary Ackerman Source: FOXNews

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