huddle

[ huhd-l ]
/ ˈhʌd l /

verb (used without object), hud·dled, hud·dling.

verb (used with object), hud·dled, hud·dling.

noun

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Origin of huddle

1570–80; hud- (weak grade of root found in hide1) + -le; replacing Middle English hoder, equivalent to hod- (variant hud-) + -er-er6

OTHER WORDS FROM huddle

huddler, nounhud·dling·ly, adverbun·hud·dle, verb (used with object), un·hud·dled, un·hud·dling.
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British Dictionary definitions for huddle

huddle
/ (ˈhʌdəl) /

noun

a heaped or crowded mass of people or things
informal a private or impromptu conference (esp in the phrase go into a huddle)

verb

Derived forms of huddle

huddler, noun

Word Origin for huddle

C16: of uncertain origin; compare Middle English hoderen to wrap up
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Idioms and Phrases with huddle

huddle

see go into a huddle.

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