cud·​dly ˈkəd-lē How to pronounce cuddly (audio)
cuddlier; cuddliest
: fit for or inviting cuddling
a cuddly kitten

Example Sentences

He is so big and cuddly. their cuddly brand of commercialism
Recent Examples on the Web Tony Bennett The legendary singer welcomed a grandson in September 2017, and shared a cute photo with his fans from the cuddly meeting. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2023 Plus, their cuddly bear design will put a smile on your face! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2023 The cozy and cuddly plush toy has amassed a gigantic following and has become a global phenomenon since debuting in 2017. Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2023 Google knows that cuddly car faces may not be enough to get humans to trust their lives with robot cars on the roads. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2015 But as the brother-sister duo came to discover, the horde of animals is far from cuddly. Katie Reul, Variety, 23 Feb. 2023 Serkis’ Robey is the stuff of nightmares, making his Gollum nearly look warm and cuddly. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Feb. 2023 The cuddly outing comes after Pugh's split from Zach Braff last year. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2023 Lil Joe looked more like a sad otter than a cuddly sea cow. Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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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 28 Mar. 2023.

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