verb cud·dle \ˈkə-dəl\

: to hold (someone or something) in your arms in order to show affection

: to lie or sit close together

cud·dledcud·dling \ˈkəd-liŋ, ˈkə-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of CUDDLE

transitive verb
:  to hold close for warmth or comfort or in affection
intransitive verb
:  to lie close or snug :  nestle, snuggle
cud·dler \ˈkəd-lər, ˈkə-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of CUDDLE

  1. Let's cuddle by the fire.
  2. <kittens cuddling in a basket>

Origin of CUDDLE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1520

Related to CUDDLE

nuzzle, nestle, snoozle [chiefly dialect], snuggle

Rhymes with CUDDLE



Definition of CUDDLE

:  a close embrace

First Known Use of CUDDLE


Rhymes with CUDDLE


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