spoiled to describe people?

Larissa H. Chen chen at ALVIN.HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 2 20:49:06 UTC 2004

Does anyone know how the word spoiled came to be used to describe
people?  Both in the sense of spoiling a child, as well as more
recently to treat oneself (as in "spoil yourself once in a while")?


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