adjective, cud·dli·er, cud·dli·est.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cuddlesome

lovable, plump, soft, warm, kissable

Examples from the Web for cuddlesome

Historical Examples of 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



1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper