cuddly

adjective
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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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 All this persona of her being warm, cuddly, and lovable in real life? Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Richard E. Grant on playing a “Labrador” to Melissa McCarthy’s “porcupine” in their new movie," 18 Oct. 2018 Unlike its humanoid counterparts, which cover both cute and cuddly and demonic-looking variants, the smooth, black robot snake is controlled remotely by a PC and a Playstation controller. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "You Can't Unsee This Robot Snake Scaling a Ladder," 10 Oct. 2018 Directed by Brian Henson, son of late Muppets creator Jim Henson, the film is an attempt to give the cute and cuddly puppets that first shot to fame in the 1970s their own adult-centric makeover. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The Happytime Murders tests the limits of subverting nostalgia," 24 Aug. 2018 During a visit to the Sheway, a charity which supports mothers struggling with drug and alcohol addiction based in Vancouver, Hailey Cain approached the royal couple with her cuddly gifts, The Telegraph reports. Katie Frost, Good Housekeeping, "Kate and Will Are Absolutely Delighted After 5-Year-Old Gives Them Teddy Bears," 26 Sep. 2016 Vice may also be primed to meddle with the relatively recent narrative of a kindly W. off painting on his ranch or the cuddly figure slipping Michelle Obama candies. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The New Vice Trailer Just Might Cure Your Bush Administration Nostalgia," 3 Oct. 2018 And no one is more cuddly than pitching coach Don Cooper. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Can White Sox be lovable losers as they drop games at franchise-record pace?," 8 May 2018 The planet-wide survey was part of a larger push by the National Science Foundation to understand the diversity of Earth's inhabitants — particularly its less cuddly and charismatic ones. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites — and this scientist loves them," 2 Jan. 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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cuddly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cuddly

informal
: 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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