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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: mollycoddle 'someone treated too kindly' (19-21 centuries), from Molly a female name + coddle

mollycoddle

verb
     
mol‧ly‧cod‧dle [transitive]
to treat someone too kindly and to protect them too much from anything unpleasant:
He had been mollycoddled as a young boy.

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