MEANING: noun: 1. A spoilt child. 2. A person of immature judgment.
ETYMOLOGY: From Latin mammothreptus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek mammothreptos (brought up by one’s grandmother), from mamme (grandmother) + trephein (to bring up or nourish). Earliest documented use: 1601.
USAGE: “And having seen the parents I am impatient to see this youth, the fruit of their strangely unattractive loins: will he be a wretched mammothrept? A little corporal?” Patrick O’Brian; Master and Commander; Lippincott; 1969.