Origin of Nuzzle
Early 15th century Middle English noselyng, as nose + -lyng (“(frequentive)") (modern English nose +"Ž -le (“(frequentive)")). Modern affectionate, intimate sense 1590s, possibly influenced by nestle or nursle (frequentive of nurse).
Middle English noselen to bend down perhaps back-formation from noselyng on the face, prostrate from nose nose nose
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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