Definition of mollycoddle:
Synonyms for mollycoddle:
fumble, bollocks up, stand up for, fluff, wet-nurse, overindulge, pamper, indulge, ball up, plunder, cater, blow, muff, botch up, impair, gratify, bungle, corrupt, foil, thwart, botch, mishandle, luxuriate, muck up, shelter, cosset, protect, louse up, bollix, bollocks, baffle, cocker, bobble, bumble, dandle, violate, craven, safeguard, spoil, screw up, bollix up, vitiate, featherbed, itch, despoil, save, watch over, frustrate, shield, defend, rape, treat well, milquetoast, foul up, bodge, weakling, cross, mar, deflower, coddle, baby, nurse, pander, go bad, mess up, scotch, bilk, guard, keep (a) watch, coward, flub.
Homer suggested that a mollycoddle character whom he introduces into the " Iliad" owed something of his lack of manly stamina to the fact that he had six sisters at home, and an Irish friend once translated the passage by saying that the young man in question was " one of seven sisters."- "Health Through Will Power", James J. Walsh.
- "In And Out", Edgar Franklin.
- "Shakespeare in the Theatre", William Poel.