verb (used without object), nuz·zled, nuz·zling.
verb (used with object), nuz·zled, nuz·zling.
Origin of nuzzle
Examples from the Web for nuzzled
Historical Examples of nuzzled
I said good-bye to him and he nuzzled for the last time at my side pocket.
She nuzzled him as a pet horse might do, but made not the slightest effort to bite.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish
He nuzzled her cheek like an old horse out at pasture, and “Old honey!”The Innocents
And he nuzzled up to his master, in a way that made his tears come.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
He grinned and nuzzled her affectionately, and decided to stay a while longer.Fair and Warmer
E. G. von Wald
Word Origin for nuzzle
early 15c., "to bring the nose to the ground," back-formation from noselyng "on the nose, prostrate," frequentative of nose (v.); meaning "burrow with the nose" is first attested 1520s; that of "lie snug" is from 1590s, influenced by nestle, or by nursle, frequentative of nurse. Related: Nuzzled; nuzzling.