Mollycoddle vs Molly - What's the difference?

mollycoddle | molly |

Mollycoddle is a derived term of molly.


As nouns the difference between mollycoddle and molly

is that mollycoddle is a person, especially a man or a boy, who is pampered and overprotected while molly is a woman or girl, especially of low status.

As a verb mollycoddle

is to be overprotective and indulgent toward; to pamper.

mollycoddle

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person, especially a man or a boy, who is pampered and overprotected.
  • * 2004: , Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
  • No matter what pacifist "flubdubs and flapdoodle mollycoddles " might say, the President [Teddy Roosevelt] knew that if there were a general war then America could well be drawn into it.

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To be overprotective and indulgent toward; to pamper.
  • * 1904 , Sabine Baring-Gould,
  • Heerendorp by this means obtained an evil notoriety, and it was ordered to be burnt, and the women of Jacob's family to be transferred to a concentration camp where they would be mollycoddled at the expense of the English taxpayer.
  • * 2012 , The Economist, Oct 13th 2012, Policy prescriptions: A True Progressivism
  • Rich countries also need more competition in traditionally mollycoddled sectors such as education.

    molly

    English

    Noun

    (mollies)
  • A woman or girl, especially of low status.
  • (slang) An effeminate male, a male homosexual.
  • (slang) Pure MDMA powder.
  • A fish of the genus Poecilia .
  • A mollemoke.
  • A female cat; a she-cat.
  • A molly bolt.
  • Derived terms

    * mollycoddle

    See also

    * guppy