cud·​dly ˈkəd-lē How to pronounce cuddly (audio)
cuddlier; cuddliest
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cuddly was in 1863

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“Cuddly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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