Definitions for coddleˈkɒd l
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cod•dleˈkɒd l(v.t.)-dled, -dling.
to treat tenderly or indulgently; pamper.
to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water just below the boiling point.
Origin of coddle:
1590–1600; var. of caudlecaudle
pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge(verb)
treat with excessive indulgence
"grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
cook in nearly boiling water
An Irish dish comprising layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and bacon rashers with sliced potatoes and onions.
To treat gently or with great care.
To cook slowly in hot water that is below the boiling point.
It [the guava fruit] may be coddled. uE000130361uE001 Dampier.
Origin: Compare British dialect caddle and cade.
to parboil, or soften by boiling
to treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper
Coddle is an Irish dish consisting of layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and rashers with sliced potatoes and onions. Traditionally, it can also include barley. Coddle is particularly associated with the capital of Ireland, Dublin. It was reputedly a favourite dish of Seán O'Casey and Jonathan Swift, and it appears in several Dublin literary references including the works of James Joyce. The dish is braised in the stock produced by boiling the rashers and sausages. Some traditional recipes favour the addition of a small amount of Guinness to the pot, but this is very rare in modern versions of the recipe. The dish should be cooked in a pot with a well-fitting lid in order to steam the ingredients left uncovered by water. The only seasoning is usually salt, pepper, and occasionally parsley. It could be considered a comfort food in Ireland, and is inexpensive, easy to prepare and quick to cook. It is often eaten in the winter months. In the days when Catholics were not supposed to eat meat on Fridays, this was a meal often eaten on Thursdays as it allowed a family to use up any remaining sausages or rashers.
Translations for coddle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to treat with great care like an invalid; to pamper
She tended to coddle her youngest child.
- يُدَلِّل، يَرْعىArabic
- paparicarPortuguese (BR)
- pylre om; forkæleDanish
- با ملاطفت رفتار کردن؛ در پر قو خواباندنFarsi
- खुब लाड़-प्यार करनाHindi
- hlúa að; dekra viðIcelandic
- 버릇없이 기르다Korean
- forkjæle, degge medNorwegian
- با ملاطفت رفتار کردن؛ در پر قو خواباندنPersian
- په نرم ځاى كښې ويده كولPashto
- a cocoloşiRomanian
- skämma bort, dalta medSwedish
- üstüne titremekTurkish
- 悉心照料，(父母)寵愛Chinese (Trad.)
- голубити; пеститиUkrainian
- حد سے زیادہ ناز برداری کرناUrdu
- chiều chuộngVietnamese
- 悉心照料Chinese (Simp.)
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