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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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Word Origin and History for cuddly

adj.

1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

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