What does the word pamper mean?

Usage examples for pamper

  1. When, next, I asked her, How she would be interred; 'In the vilest weeds, ' Quoth she, 'my poor hut holds; I will not pamper When dead, that flesh, which living I despised. – The Saint's Tragedy by Charles Kingsley
  2. One native is said to have amassed a certain fortune; two clever lads have individually expressed to us their discontent with a system which taxes industry to pamper idleness; and I hear that in one village of Savaii a law has been passed forbidding gifts under the penalty of a sharp fine. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang