cuddly

[ kuhd-lee ]
/ ˈkʌd li /

adjective, cud·dli·er, cud·dli·est.

suitable for or inviting cuddling: a cuddly teddy bear.

Nearby words

  1. cuda,
  2. cudahy,
  3. cudbear,
  4. cuddle,
  5. cuddlesome,
  6. cuddy,
  7. cudgel,
  8. cudgel one's brains,
  9. cudgerie,
  10. cudjo

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

cuddly

adj.

1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper