cajoler

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Noun[edit]

cajoler (plural cajolers)

  1. A person who cajoles; a flatterer.

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Etymology[edit]

Probably a blend of Middle French cageoler (chatter like a jay) (from gajole, dialectical diminutive of geai (jaybird)) + Old French gaioler (entice into a cage), which is from Medieval Latin gabiola, from Late Latin caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea (cage, coop, enclosure, stall).

Verb[edit]

cajoler

  1. to cuddle, to cradle in one's arms)
  2. (dated) to flatter, to cajole

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