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    featherbed

    featherbed - Dictionary definition and meaning for word featherbed

    Definition
    (noun) a mattress stuffed with feathers
    Synonyms : feather bed
    Definition
    (verb) treat with excessive indulgence
    Synonyms : baby , cocker , coddle , cosset , indulge , mollycoddle , pamper , spoil
    Example Sentence
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!
    Definition
    (verb) hire more workers than are necessary
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