cuddly

[ kuhd-lee ]
/ ˈkʌd li /

adjective, cud·dli·er, cud·dli·est.

suitable for or inviting cuddling: a cuddly teddy bear.

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Also cud·dle·some [kuhd-l-suhm]. /ˈkʌd l səm/.

Origin of cuddly

First recorded in 1860–65; cuddle + -y1
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