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Webster 1913 Edition


Cosset

Cos′set

(k?s′s?t)
,
Noun.
[Cf. AS.
cotsetla
cottager, G.
kossat
,
kothsasse
, fr.
kot
,
koth
E. (
cot
) hut, and cf. also E.
cade
,
a.
,
cot
a cade lamb.]
A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.

Cos′set

,
Verb.
T.
To treat as a pet; to fondle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cosset

COSSET

,
Noun.
[G., a house.] A lamb brought up by hand, or without the aid of the dam.

Definition 2023


cosset

cosset

English

Verb

cosset (third-person singular simple present cossets, present participle cosseting, simple past and past participle cosseted)

  1. (transitive) to treat like a pet; to overly indulge
    It cossets the soul.
    The foam cossets your skin.
    The car cossets its occupants in comfort.

Usage notes

The present and past participles are frequently written with two T’s: cossetting and cossetted

Derived terms

Translations

Painting by Rudolf Epp showing children with a pet lamb or cosset.

Noun

cosset (plural cossets)

  1. a pet; often specifically a pet lamb
  2. a cosseted person, an indulged person.

See also

References

  1. 1 2 cosset” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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