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Definition of "cuddle" [cud•dle]

  • To fondle in the arms; hug tenderly. See Synonyms at caress. (verb-transitive)
  • To nestle; snuggle. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of cuddling; a hug or embrace. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cuddle" in a sentence
  • "I tried to get him out of bed for ages but he wanted to cuddle and kept saying it wasn’t time yet so I had a cuddle…"
  • "- Calling a cat in for a cuddle is way more effective than threats of violence when you want them to shut up in the middle of the night."
  • "My boys are now nearly 8, & 51/2 & 10 months - the only time I get anything that vaguely resembles a cuddle is when they are sick."