nuzzle

[ nuhz-uhl ]
/ ˈnʌz əl /
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verb (used without object), nuz·zled, nuz·zling.

verb (used with object), nuz·zled, nuz·zling.

noun

an affectionate embrace or cuddle.

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Origin of nuzzle

1375–1425; late Middle English noselen to grovel; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM nuzzle

un·nuz·zled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nuzzle

nuzzle
/ (ˈnʌzəl) /

verb

to push or rub gently against the nose or snout
(intr) to nestle; lie close
(tr) to dig out with the snout

Word Origin for nuzzle

C15: nosele, from nose (n)
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