Definitions for "Coddle"
Keywords:  simmer, gently, boiling, poach, cook
To parboil, or soften by boiling.
To cook gently just below the boiling point. Most commonly refers to eggs, where the egg is cooked for 1 minute in the shell.
To cook slowly and gently in water just below the boiling point. Eggs are frequently coddled.
To treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper.
treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
Coddle is a dish traditionally associated with Dublin, Ireland. It was reputedly a favourite dish of Dean Jonathan Swift and appears in several Dublin literary references including the works of James Joyce.