Molding a child into a pussy, something many mothers do.
Lindsay became a fuckin mollycoddle after a lifetime of her mother turning her into one. Everybody including her father blamed her father for failing, nobody blamed her mother for mollycoddling her, but somebody else was certainly always to blame, and always had to take the pressure off her for everything.
by Solid Mantis May 12, 2019
V: To overprotect and indulge a person.

N: A person, especially an effeminate Man, who is pampered, sometimes called a Mary

(Derived from the name Molly, a nickname for Mary)
"Yo, stop mollycoddling the boy and let him shoot some hoops!"

"Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
by ZatoEd May 12, 2004
Mollycoddling means to shelter and coddle kids in the same way a molly-cat coddles her kittens.

Just like "Tom" is the name for an intact male cat, "Molly" is the term for a mother cat. If you have ever seen the way a mother cat coddles her kittens, snatching them up by the scruff of the neck whenever there is any hint of danger, then you have seen 'mollycoddling' in action.
1) Hey! You're coddling those kids like a molly! Stop mollycoddling those kids or they will grow up worthless and pathetic!

2) The propensity for modern parents to mollycoddle their children in the 21st Century will inevitably lead to adults in 30 years who do not know how to cope with the real world.
by GunnyFreedom December 22, 2015
When someone is treated in an over-protective way, or when bad news is sugar-coated.
Tell us the truth, we're tired of being mollycoddled.
by teh pope January 19, 2005
when parents, usually mums, treat teenagers and in extreme cases that they are still a little child. It is very patronising.
Sunny day, clear skies;

Kid: Mum, I'm going out
Mum: I'd rather you didn't, it might rain.
by idontknow?123456789 February 16, 2011
What parents often do to their kids. When they explain something but leave out important details because they think it's inappropriate, or when they sugar-coat the truth because they think it's inappropriate, or when they flat-out lie about something because they think the truth is inappropriate. A good resource of getting around mollycoddling is Urban Dictionary, because it has almost all of the TRUE definitions of things that parents will often mollycoddle. Or one can Google a question that they've asked their parents to verify that nothing has been mollycoddled in the answer. Of course, many parents know of these resources so they keep their kid off of the internet.
Example 1) Kid: Mommy, how are babies made?
Mother: The stork, which is a magical bird.
Kid: *Google-searches question* *sniff* Mommy lied to me. Waaaaahhhh!!!!
Mother: Crap. My mollycoddle failed.

Example 2) Kid: Mommy, what are my balls used for?
Mother: Their just there.
Kid: *searches "Balls" on Urban Dictionary and Google* *sniff* Mommy lied! Waaaaah!
by I hate mollycoddlers March 24, 2010