Pamper Definition

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To treat with excessive indulgence.
Pampered their child.
American Heritage
To feed too much; gratify to excess; glut.
Webster's New World
To be overindulgent with; give in easily to the wishes of; coddle.
To pamper a child.
Webster's New World
To give in to; gratify.
He pampered his ambition for wealth and fame.
American Heritage

To treat with excessive care, attention or indulgence.


Origin of Pamper

  • From Middle English pamperen (“to cram with food"), from Middle Dutch *pamperen (“to cram with food"), frequentative of *pampen (“to stuff"), from Proto-Germanic *pamp- (“to swell"), from Proto-Indo-European *bamb- (“round object"), equivalent to pamp +"Ž -er. Cognate with Middle Low German pampen (“to stuff oneself"), German dialectal pampfen (“to cram"), Danish dialectal pampe (“to boast, brag").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English pamperen probably of Low German origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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