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The Meaning of featherbed

  • (noun) a mattress stuffed with feathers
  • (verb) hire more workers than are necessary
  • (verb) treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

Synonyms

feather bed , pamper , frustrate , scotch , botch , bilk , baby , itch , bungle , muck up , impair , mishandle , bumble , plunder , gratify , botch up , foil , blow , go bad , flub , fumble , vitiate , rape , thwart , ball up , bollocks up , bollocks , screw up , baffle , mess up , luxuriate , despoil , deflower , louse up , bollix , mar , indulge , queer , muff , violate , pander , cocker , foul up , cross , fluff , mollycoddle , bobble , coddle , bollix up , fuck up , cosset , spoil , corrupt , bodge , treat , handle , do by

Rhymes

abed , aforesaid , ahead , airhead , arrowhead , bankhead , beachhead , bed , bedspread , behead , blockhead , bloodshed , bobsled , bread , bred , bridgehead , broadhead , bulkhead , bullhead , coed , copperhead , dead , deadhead , deathbed , dragonhead , dread , drumhead , ed , egghead , embed , farmstead , fed , figurehead , flathead , fled , fred , freda , ged , gingerbread , godhead , hampstead , hardhead , head , hollingshead , homestead , horsehead , hotbed , imbed , inbred , infrared , instead , lead , led , letterhead , loggerhead , marblehead , masthead , med , misread , ned , overhead , pled , purebred , read , reade , red , redd , redhead , retread , riverhead , roundhead , said , shed , shred , skinhead , sled , spearhead , sped , spread , stead , steelhead , sudafed , ted , thickhead , thoroughbred , thread , tread , unread , unsaid , unwed , warhead , watershed , wed , wellhead , whitehead , widespread , woodshed , zed , armstead , biomed , bled , brodhead , calfed , dred , flatbed , interbred , jed , misled , newlywed , numed , overfed , cornbread , dredd , nedd , riverbed , sayed , schwed , seabed , sffed , shead , shedd , sledd , swed , szwed , trailhead , unted , wedd , wehde