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cuddly

[kuhd-lee]
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adjective, cud·dli·er, cud·dli·est.
  1. suitable for or inviting cuddling: a cuddly teddy bear.
Also cud·dle·some [kuhd-l-suh m] /ˈkʌd l səm/.

Origin of cuddly

First recorded in 1860–65; cuddle + -y1
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Examples from the Web for cuddlesome

Historical Examples

  • And who was this shy and awkward maypole, who had taken the place of dear, cuddlesome, wee Pam?

    Betty Trevor

    Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey


Word Origin and History for cuddlesome

cuddly

adj.

1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper