croodle croo"dle (kr[=oo]"d'l), v. i. [Cf. {Cruddle}, {Crudle}.] 1. To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. --Forby. [1913 Webster]

A dove to fly home to her nest and croodle there. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

2. To fawn or coax. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. To coo. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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