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
Recent Examples on the Web Stephen grew up with multiple cats, but due to childhood allergies, Fefe was my first cuddly pet. cleveland, "The rescue story of #fefethecat: Send us your pet rescue stories," 6 Feb. 2020 No statements, no violence, just good, clean, cuddly fun. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Are the Cincinnati Reds the NL Central favorites now? In the photo?," 27 Jan. 2020 The store's cuddly mascot always has a smile for those who want a picture of him, or just want to give him a big hug. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Truffles the bear allowed to take his seat again on The Strand in Galveston," 7 Jan. 2020 On Sunday, video of the cuddly marsupials piled dead along a burning highway in NSW went viral on Twitter. Brianna Provenzano,, "With Australia Ablaze, These Animals Are Still In Danger," 6 Jan. 2020 With the arrival of Porgs, those who have long hated the Ewoks found new acolytes, training their Padawans in the ways of detesting all Star Wars things cute and cuddly. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "In defense of Star Wars' cuddliest creatures… or why you should show Porgs and Ewoks more love," 28 Nov. 2019 According to Vulture, Eliot's widow Valerie was adamant in giving the rights to Webber that the cats not be turned into cuddly kittens. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Why are the 'Cats' so sexual?! Everything you're puzzling over after seeing the movie," 21 Dec. 2019 The aroma, the warmth in the hand, the nutty flavor all conjure one of the more cuddly images of a Dickensian world. Washington Post, "Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back.," 18 Dec. 2019 The early days of motherhood are all about making huge adjustments—getting used to constant diaper changes, nursing or bottle feeding, caring for a very cuddly yet needy infant, all while dealing with body changes and recovery from giving birth. Hannah Harper,, "This Influencer Gets Honest About the 'Ugly' Side of Being a New Mom," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cuddly

1863, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2020

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“Cuddly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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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