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Meaning of word featherbed from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

featherbed   noun

Meaning : A mattress stuffed with feathers.

Synonyms : feather bed

featherbed   verb

Meaning : Treat with excessive indulgence.

Example : Grandparents often pamper the children.
Let's not mollycoddle our students!.

Synonyms : baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil

Meaning : Hire more workers than are necessary.