Definition of pamper in US English:



[with object]
  • Indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness; spoil.

    ‘famous people just love being pampered’
    • ‘While the establishment seemed to spoil the rich, she took the liberty to pamper the poor.’
    • ‘The hotel pampers its guests with personalized service to add to the facilities it offers.’
    • ‘He loved being the center of attention and most especially loved to be pampered.’
    • ‘I've been on eight fabulous cruises and love to be spoiled and pampered on my vacations.’
    • ‘Ishaan is not spoilt even though Shahid pampers him to the core and neither are any of the other kids.’
    • ‘I've been lucky enough to indulge myself in some pampering this past month, most of which involved stripping off.’
    • ‘When the government stopped pampering them and put them in dangerous spots, they pulled out and left the country.’
    • ‘The United States has the most spoiled, pampered and coddled athletes in the world.’
    • ‘For two days, she can indulge in a combination of fitness activities, pampering treatments and as much yoga as she likes.’
    • ‘Men like him had been pampered and indulged in their every action and thought for much too long.’
    • ‘Developed much more recently than Vail, Beaver Creek pampers visitors with escalators between its main village plaza and the lifts.’
    • ‘You know that one can never gain honor if he is pampered and coddled like this!’
    • ‘And any sweet or spicy taste puts you in a relaxed, pampered state of mind, ready for further indulgence.’
    • ‘Suddenly, though, these spoiled, pampered young men are required to join the military.’
    • ‘From the moment you are met at Malé airport you are pampered and cosseted and looked after.’
    • ‘You love dressing up, love pampering yourself and for you, maintaining a beauty regimen is fun.’
    • ‘Very few taxes are perfect, and our electoral system - with its over-representation of big agricultural states in the Senate - already pampers the rural.’
    • ‘That's why her company coddles and pampers its mostly upper-middle class and upper class clients.’
    • ‘Be sure to pamper your face, giving this skin some extra attention.’
    • ‘Resting and perhaps spoiling and pampering players in fact I believe can backfire and make them more prone to injuries.’
    spoil, indulge, overindulge, cosset, mollycoddle, coddle, baby, pet, wait on someone hand and foot, cater to someone's every whim, feather-bed, wrap in cotton wool, overparent
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘cram with food’): probably of Low German or Dutch origin; compare with German dialect pampfen ‘cram, gorge’; perhaps related to pap.