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cuddly

[ kuhd-lee ]
/ ˈkʌd li /
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adjective, cud·dli·er, cud·dli·est.

suitable for or inviting cuddling: a cuddly teddy bear.

RELATED WORDS

lovable, plump, soft, warm, kissable

Nearby words

cuda, cudahy, cudbear, cuddle, cuddlesome, cuddly, cuddy, cudgel, cudgel one's brains, cudgerie, cudjo
Also cud·dle·some [kuhd-l-suh m] /ˈkʌd l səm/.

Origin of cuddly

First recorded in 1860–65; cuddle + -y1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cuddlesome

  • 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