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Definition of "pamper" [pam•per]

  • To treat with excessive indulgence: pampered their child. (verb-transitive)
  • To give in to; gratify: He pampered his ambition for wealth and fame. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To indulge with rich food; glut. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pamper" in a sentence
  • "He started to wire her money so that she could "pamper" herself and said things that made her feel "special.""
  • "I had been putting it off, but I knew that if there was a time to "pamper" myself, it was now."
  • "Five: Running with Greg's use of the word "pamper," McCain's sense of manhood is threatened by being Mr. Cindy McCain (they are her houses) and the POW narrative restores this idea that yes, gawddamit, I'm a man's man."