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- n. A spoilt child.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child brought up by its grandmother; a spoiled child.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A child brought up by its grandmother; hence, a spoiled child; a delicate nursling.
From Late Latin mammothreptus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μαμμόθρεπτος ("brought up by one’s grandmother"), from μάμμη ("grandmother") + θρεπτός verbal adjective from τρέφειν ("to bring up"). (Wiktionary)