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 Ben was a lovable cuddly Tuxedo Cat that liked long naps, relaxing with his family and shrimp every Friday. cleveland, 31 May 2022 Less cuddly species, such as frogs and insects, tend to get ignored in ancient accounts. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 10 May 2022 Within the first six weeks, Joan proved not only to be a lusty eater but a very social and cuddly baby who loved long warm baths, in other words, a hedonist in the making. Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2022 And yes, this applies to animals that look cute and cuddly—or those that would make for a great photo. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 11 Mar. 2022 The day was filled with overflowing joy, from the guests (including a cuddly dog) to the bride and groom. Essence, 11 Feb. 2020 The device is a decidedly un-cuddly thing: two squat semicircles joined to one other. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Looking for cuddly things to get you through the last weeks of winter? Alex Warner,, 21 Feb. 2022 There is still one more cuddly face still to be revealed. Lauren Huff,, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cuddly

1863, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2022

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“Cuddly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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