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canoodle

[ kuh-nood-l ]
/ kəˈnud l /
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verb (used with or without object), ca·noo·dled, ca·noo·dling.Slang.
to caress, fondle, or pet amorously.
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Origin of canoodle

1855–60; perhaps ca(ress) + noodle2

OTHER WORDS FROM canoodle

ca·noo·dler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for canoodle

canoodle
/ (kəˈnuːdəl) /

verb
(intr often foll by with) slang to kiss and cuddle; pet; fondle

Derived forms of canoodle

canoodler, noun

Word Origin for canoodle

C19: of unknown origin
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