One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his parents have mollycoddled him since he was a baby’
pamper, cosset, coddle, spoil, indulge, overindulge, pet, baby, wait on hand and foot, wrap in cotton wool, spoon-feed, kill by kindness, kill with kindness, nanny, nursemaid, feather-bed, overparent
1‘the boy's a mollycoddle!’
milksop, namby-pamby, crybaby, baby, coward, weakling, Milquetoast
informal sissy, weed, softie, nancy, nancy boy, pansy, ponce
derogatory, informal snowflake
British informal wet, mummy's boy, chinless wonder, jessie
North American informal pantywaist, cupcake, pussy
NZ Australian informal sook
South African informal moffie
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