cud·​dly | \ ˈkəd-lē How to pronounce cuddly (audio) , ˈkə-dᵊl-ē\
cuddlier; cuddliest

Definition of cuddly

: fit for or inviting cuddling a cuddly kitten

Examples of cuddly in a Sentence

He is so big and cuddly. their cuddly brand of commercialism

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Wild animals are not pets Anyone who has ever seen a raccoon nibbling on some peanut butter knows the animals can look every bit as cute and cuddly as a family pet. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Why you shouldn't feed wild animals (except maybe birds)," 5 July 2019 These cuddly bears must be stuffed with lots of courage, because Build-a-Bear Workshop is bringing back Pay-Your-Age day, and this time they've come prepared. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Build-a-Bear Brings Back "Pay-Your-Age Day" for 2019: Here's How to Score the Amazing Deal," 13 June 2019 The pair each posted a cute, cuddly picture to their respective Instagram stories, while Richie also shared a photo of a congratulatory dessert that they were presented with after dinner. Brianne Tracy,, "Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, Plus More Celeb Couples Whose Romances Bridge the Age Gap," 7 June 2019 If the kid turns out to be cuddly as the day is long, an 18% gratuity is appropriate. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "A Few Rules for a World of Tipping Just About Everyone," 14 Feb. 2019 Why climb up a tree with a cat when people could just practice a tree yoga pose with a cuddly kitty? Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "Summer cat yoga classes in Scottsdale to benefit a no kill shelter and pet lovers," 11 June 2019 Getting in on the action was The Elder Statesman’s Greg Chait, who made a colorful ursine backpack, and Vivetta Ponti, who paid homage to Franco Moschino’s cuddly teddy bear coat (featured on the October 1998 cover of Vogue) with her own version. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "It’s Time to Take a Recess From Serious Fashion—13 Camp Creations on the Fall Runways," 8 Apr. 2019 Throughout their relationship, Cazzie frequently shared cuddly and loving photos of herself and her ex-boyfriend on Instagram. Natalie Stone,, "Everything to Know About Cazzie David, Larry David's Writer Daughter Who Dated Pete Davidson," 11 June 2018 Some books featured multiracial casts of earnest citizens pulling together; some showed children helping others of different ages and skin colors; some depicted cuddly animals dealing with questions of exclusion and acceptance. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: You’re Never Too Young to Take a Stand," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of cuddly

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cuddly was in 1863

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English Language Learners Definition of cuddly

: having the soft or appealing quality of a thing or person that you would like to cuddle
: designed to be easy to like and not to offend people

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