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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First Known Use of cuddly

1863, in the meaning defined above

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5 Mar 2021

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“Cuddly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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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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