[v] treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
\Cos"set\ (k?s"s?t), n. [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\, v. t. To treat as a pet; to fondle. She was cosseted and posseted and prayed over and made much of. --O. W. Holmes.