verb \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: cuddlesome
Previous Word in the Dictionary: cudden
All Words Near: cuddle

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up cuddle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More