Featherbed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeðərˌbed|  American pronunciation of the word featherbed
Brit.  |ˌfeðəˈbed|  British pronunciation of the word featherbed

noun

- a mattress stuffed with feathers

verb

- treat with excessive indulgence (syn: baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil)
- hire more workers than are necessary

Examples

He can rely on this party not to featherbed the farmers.

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