Verboticism: Patricoddle

'Yeah, I'm in heaven now.'

DEFINITION: n. A harmless untruth, intended to comfort simple souls. v. To use a little bit a fiction to smooth over the perplexities and complexities of life.

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Created by: Sed8ed

Pronunciation: pa-tree-cod-el

Sentence: Joe found it easier to patricoddle the man who accosted him daily from the alley asking for two bits, rather than being rude and scaring him away.

Etymology: patri from patronize + coddle (to pamper, or whatever you like) = patricoddle

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