cuddly

adjective

cud·​dly ˈkəd-lē How to pronounce cuddly (audio)
ˈkə-dᵊl-ē
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuddly. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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