Canoodle meaning

kə-no͝od'l
To win over or convince by cajoling or flattering; wheedle.
verb
1
1
verb
1
1
To engage in caressing, petting, or lovemaking.
verb
0
0
To embrace, kiss, fondle, etc. in making love; pet; neck.
verb
0
0
To caress, touch up, pet or make love.

He's got a big smile on his face; who's he been canoodling recently?

verb
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of canoodle

  • Akin to English dialectal canoodle donkey, fool, one who is foolish in love
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin Unknown; compare Swedish knulla (“to fornicate”), German knuddeln (“to cuddle”). Folk etymology cites the use of two person canoes as an activity to escape the presence of a chaperon by couples during Victorian and Edwardian times, and the activities such privacy allowed.
    From Wiktionary