• From Middle English pamperen ("to cram with food"), from Middle Dutch *pamperen ("to cram with food"), frequentative of *pampen, from Proto-Germanic *pamp- ("to swell"), from Proto-Indo-European *bamb- ("round object"), equivalent to pamp + -er.
  • Cognate with West Flemish pamperen ("to cram with food, overindulge"), Middle Low German pampen ("to stuff oneself"), dialectal German pampfen ("to cram"), dialectal Danish pampe ("to boast, brag").

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