Cuddle Cud"dle, n. A close embrace. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Cuddle — Cud dle (k[u^]d d l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cuddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cuddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Prob. for couthle, fr. couth known; cf. OE. ku[thorn][thorn]en to cuddle, or cu[eth]lechen to make friends with. See{Couth}, {Uncouth}, {Can}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuddle — ► VERB 1) hold close in one s arms as a way of showing love or affection. 2) (often cuddle up to) lie or sit close; nestle. ► NOUN ▪ a prolonged and affectionate hug. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Cuddle — Cud dle, v. t. To embrace closely; to fondle. Forby. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuddle — (v.) early 16c. (implied in cudlyng), perhaps a variant of obsolete cull, coll to embrace (see COLLAR (Cf. collar)), or perhaps M.E. *couthelen, from couth known, hence comfortable with. It has a spotty early history and seems to have been a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cuddle — fondle, dandle, pet, cosset, *caress …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cuddle — [v] hold fondly, closely bundle, burrow, caress, clasp, cosset, curl up, dandle, embrace, enfold, feel up*, fondle, huddle, hug, kiss, love, nestle, nuzzle, pet, snug, snuggle, touch; concepts 190,375 Ant. push away …   New thesaurus

  • cuddle — [kud′ l] vt. cuddled, cuddling [Early ModE, to make comfortable, prob. < ME (northern dial.) * cudelen for * couthelen (for d, see FIDDLE) < couth, known, hence acquainted with, comfortable with (see ) + le, freq. suffix] to hold lovingly… …   English World dictionary

  • cuddle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big (esp. BrE) ▪ He gave her a big cuddle and told her not to worry. VERB + CUDDLE ▪ have (esp. BrE) ▪ They were having a cuddle on the sofa …   Collocations dictionary

  • cuddle — I UK [ˈkʌd(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms cuddle : present tense I/you/we/they cuddle he/she/it cuddles present participle cuddling past tense cuddled past participle cuddled if you cuddle someone, you put your arms round… …   English dictionary

  • cuddle — [[t]kʌ̱d(ə)l[/t]] cuddles, cuddling, cuddled V RECIP If you cuddle someone, you put your arms round them and hold them close as a way of showing your affection. [V n (non recip)] He cuddled the newborn girl... [pl n V] They used to kiss and… …   English dictionary

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