WOTD: mollycoddle

Dictionary.com defines a mollycoddle as a noun meaning: “a man or boy who is used to being coddled; a milksop.”  Alternatively it can also be a verb used with an object, thereby meaning, “to coddle; pamper.”  The World English Dictionary further states, “to treat with indulgent care…”

“Patrick Mercer, the Tory MP and former Army officer, hit out and told the Telegraph that tougher policing should be used in mainland Britain for the first time.

He said: ‘I find it strange that we are willing to use these sort of measures against the Irish yet when Englishmen step out of line and behave in this atrocious and appalling way, we are happy to mollycoddle them.'”

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