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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kod-l]
    • /ˈkɒd l/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kod-l]
    • /ˈkɒd l/

Definitions of coddler word

  • verb with object coddler to treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper: to coddle children when they're sick. 1
  • verb with object coddler to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water that is just below the boiling point; cook gently. 1
  • noun coddler One who coddles (treats with excess care). 1
  • noun coddler (cooking) A device used to make coddled eggs by cooking them gently. 0

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Origin of coddler

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; variant of caudle, v. use of caudle

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Coddler


coddler popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

coddler usage trend in Literature

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