from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To pamper.
  • n. A pet, especially a pet lamb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to treat like a pet; to overly indulge
  • n. a pet; often specifically a pet lamb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.
  • transitive v. To treat as a pet; to fondle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fondle; make a pet of; nurse fondly.
  • n. A lamb brought up by hand, or without the aid of the dam; a pet lamb.
  • n. A pet of any kind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. treat with excessive indulgence


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Possibly from Anglo-Norman coscet, pet lamb, from Middle English cotsete, cottage-dweller, from Old English cotsǣta : cot, cottage + sǣta, -sǣte, inhabitant; see sed- in Indo-European roots.


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