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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Definitions for canoodle

  1. Slang. to caress, fondle, or pet amorously.

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Citations for canoodle
You two want to be left together. You want to canoodle. Do it while you can! H. G. Wells, Mr. Britling Sees It Through, 1916
The entire scene at Anderson Orchard is so picturesque that you feel like you've stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting: Toddlers frolic on hay bales; old folks rest on benches; sweethearts canoodle; teenagers lunge for a Winesap on a high branch. Ingrid Cummings, "Family Trees," Indianapolis Monthly, October 2007
Origin of canoodle
Canoodle is of uncertain origin, but etymologists have suggested it may be a portmanteau of caress and noodle. It entered English in the mid-1800s.