coddler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

coddle +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

coddler (plural coddlers)

  1. One who coddles (treats with excess care).
    • 2007 March 18, Michael S. Schmidt, “Female Coach Leads Boys Team Into Final”, in New York Times[1]:
      “She is not a coddler, but she is not a screamer.
  2. (cooking) A device used to make coddled eggs by cooking them gently.