- The definition of a cuddle is a hug or an act of snuggling.
An example of a cuddle is two cats curling up with each other.
- Cuddle is defined as to hold close and lovingly or to snuggle.
An example of to cuddle is for a cat to curl up on her owner's chest.
Origin: Early Modern English to make comfortable, probably ; from Middle English (northern dialect, dialectal ) an unverified form cudelen for an unverified form couthelen (for -d, see fiddle) ; from couth, known, hence acquainted with, comfortable with (see ) plush -le, frequentative suffix
- a cuddling
- an embrace; hug
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verb cud·dled, cud·dling, cud·dles verb, transitive
Origin: Origin unknown.
- cudˈdle·some, cudˈdly adjective