MEANING: noun: A pampered or overprotected person.
verb tr.: To overprotect or pamper.

ETYMOLOGY: From Molly (a nickname for Mary) + coddle (to treat or boil gently), from caudle (a warm drink for the sick), from Latin caldum (hot drink), from calidus (warm). Earliest documented use: 1823.

COLLYMODDLE - Lassie has a new contract!

POLLY-CODDLE - you risk catching psittacosis if you share a cracker

MOLLY CO/DOLE - after the pineapple company and the fastener-manufacturer merge