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[kuhd-lee] /ˈkʌd li/
adjective, cuddlier, cuddliest.
suitable for or inviting cuddling:
a cuddly teddy bear.
Also, cuddlesome
[kuhd-l-suh m] /ˈkʌd l səm/ (Show IPA)
Origin of cuddly
First recorded in 1860-65; cuddle + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Tears filled Lettys eyes at the memory Janes words called up, of the cuddly, drowsy baby she had hushed to sleep so often.

    Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith
  • Little soft, cuddly Margot, whom Grandmother took into her arms that day!

    Little Jeanne of France Madeline Brandeis
  • She wouldn't replace the dear, funny, cuddly beastie with a French cat.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • The satisfied one is as gentle and cuddly as one can find among birds.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • I tell him that he can't be the bundle of cuddly sweetness that I used to carry in my arms.

    The Trumpeter Swan Temple Bailey
Word Origin and History for cuddly

1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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