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Cuddle appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • To lay a snack, cuddle honed art I trade: no held duck can say a lot.
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Definition of the noun cuddle

What does cuddle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cuddles

  1. a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

Alternative definition of the noun cuddle


  1. A snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often used in conjunction with family members and close friends.

Definition of the verb cuddle

What does cuddle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cuddled | cuddling | cuddles

  1. move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    • examples: We cuddled against each other to keep warm | Sam and Sue cuddle | Sam cannot cuddle Sue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being, plural] [Verb]Bill and Kathy married
      [Actor 1 - being] [Verb] [Actor 2]Bill married Kathy

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): court, date, divorce, embrace, hug, kiss, marry, nuzzle, pet.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of cuddle: draw close / nest / nestle / nuzzle / snuggle
    • more generic terms: cling to / clutch / hold close / hold tight = hold firmly, usually with one's hands
  2. hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
    • example: I cuddled the baby
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: bosom / embrace / hug / squeeze = hold (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

Alternative definition of the verb cuddle


  1. [intransitive] To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.
  2. [transitive] To cradle in one's arms so as to give comfort, warmth.


Cuddle was an outstanding New Zealand Thoroughbred racemare that won a large number of major races including the 1935 and 1936 Auckland Cups in race record time. She went to Australia in 1936, where she won a number of races including the Doncaster Handicap.

  • born in (87 years ago)


"Cuddle" is a short film, directed by Elle Schneider.


  1. "Cuddle" is an extended play by the American punk rock band Stikky. It was released on 7-inch vinyl in Switzerland only in August 1988 through Off the Disk Records.
  2. "Cuddle" is a composition.
  3. "Cuddle" is a composition.

Phrases with Cuddle

  1. Cuddle Up
  2. To Cuddle Up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cuddle

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood

To Cuddle. Prov. E. crewdle, to crouch together, to croodle, to cower, to crouch, to cuddle, also to feel cold ; to cruddle, to crowd or huddle. — Hal. To crewdle or croodle, to crouch together like frightened chickens on the sight of a bird of prey.

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

a Plymouth Barracuda car US, 1965 cuddle and kiss noun 1 an act of urination. Rhyming slang...

Google previewA Galla-English, English-Galla Dictionary (1913)

cuddle. defile. cuddle (v.), sosoba. cultivate (v.), daba. cultivation (».), kotisa. cultivator (s.), kotu, gabari. cummerbund (s.), sabata. cunning («.), gamna. cunning (adj.), malla, gamna, af- shala. cup («.), kubaya. cup (v.), wagenta. cupper (s.) ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1898)

Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years; Founded on the Publications of the English Dialect Society and on a Large Amount of Material Never Before Printed by Joseph Wright

CUDDLE, v. and 5*. In gen. dial, use in Sc. and Eng. Also in forms caddie w.Yks.2 : coodle Lan. Som.

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2012)

Freshest Street Slang Defined by Aaron Peckham

cuddle call A phone call (or a text) to arrange an immediate cuddle date. Not a booty call but similar in the call—for— satisfaction ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Cubicle—booth Cucumber for pickling—gherkin Cudchewing mammal—llama, ruminant Cuddle—hug, snuggle Cuddle and whisper amorously—bill and coo Cuddle closely—nestle Cuddling—snogging Cuddly Australian marsupial— koala ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Lowland Scotch (1888)

With an Introductory Chapter on the Poetry, Humour, and Literary History of the Scottish Language and an Appendix of Scottish Proverbs by Charles Mackay

Cuddle. This word, which in the English vernacular means to embrace, to fondle, to press to the bosom, simply signifies in Scottish parlance to deep, and is derived from the Gaelic eadail, sleep. An auld beddin' o' claes Was left ...

Google previewDictionary of the Alabama Language (1993)

by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler

cuddle to cuddle, ...

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Usage statistics about cuddle

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cuddle:


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Sign language

The International Sign Language For Cuddle

Park Farm with the frankly gorgeous Maxine Kerr xx.

Quotes about Cuddle

What is it
About Lust
That lures

I love you
So much
That I
Don't even
Feel like
Sex with you.

A kiss and a
Cuddle would
Just as well do :) (Aparna Chatterjee)
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Scrabble value of C3U1D2D2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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