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Examples of canoodle in a Sentence
Two lovers were canoodling on a park bench.
Recent Examples of canoodle from the Web
And this isn't the first PDA these two have engaged in — they were seen canoodling on a hotel balcony in Miami a few days ago.
Will’s the one who wants to canoodle with a congressman trying to gut the planet that those millennials will be living on long after Will is gone.
The now out couple openly canoodles in front of photogs on the red carpet for the Olivier Awards in April in London.
Sprawled out along the grass and rocks, men cruised and canoodled.
On Sunday, Theresa Mingus posted a photo of she and Selena Gomez canoodling on a private jet.
This all follows reports from last week that the two were reportedly canoodling at Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con bash.
And then the rumors took on new life after reports that Cole and Lili had been spotted kissing, cuddling, and generally canoodling at Entertainment Weekly's Comic Con party.
While the two are canoodling in the ship’s lower deck, who should appear but Euron, this season’s token terrible person.
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The Foolish History of canoodle
The origins of canoodle are obscure. Our best guess is that it may come from an English dialect noun of the same spelling meaning "donkey," "fool," or "foolish lover," which itself may be an alteration of the word noodle, meaning "a foolish person." That noodle, in turn, may come from noddle, a word for the head. The guess seems reasonable given that, since its appearance in the language around the mid-19th century, canoodle has been most often used jocularly for playful public displays of affection by couples who are head over heels in love.
Origin and Etymology of canoodle
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
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