how to pronounce coddle

kɑːdəl

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meanings of coddle

verb:

  1. To treat gently or with great care.
  2. To cook slowly in hot water that is below the boiling point.
  3. To exercise excessive or damaging authority in an attempt to protect. To overprotect.

noun:

  1. An Irish dish comprising layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and bacon rashers with sliced potatoes and onions.
  2. An effeminate person.

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