Nuzzle Definition

nuzzled, nuzzles, nuzzling
nuzzled, nuzzles, nuzzling
To push against or rub with the nose, snout, muzzle, etc.
Webster's New World
To push or rub with the nose, etc. against or into something.
Webster's New World
To root up with the nose or snout.
Webster's New World
To make rubbing or pressing motions with or as if with the nose or snout.
American Heritage
To lie close; nestle; snuggle.
Webster's New World

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).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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