Pamper meaning

pămpər
To give in to; gratify.

He pampered his ambition for wealth and fame.

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To pamper is to spoil or indulge.

An example of pamper is when you spoil your child and cater to his or her every whim and need.

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To treat with excessive indulgence.

Pampered their child.

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To indulge with rich food; glut.
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To feed too much; gratify to excess; glut.
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To be overindulgent with; give in easily to the wishes of; coddle.

To pamper a child.

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To treat with excessive care, attention or indulgence.
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(dated) To feed luxuriously.
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Origin of pamper

  • Middle English pamperen probably of Low German origin

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

  • 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