Definition of cuddle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌdl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌdl//
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[usually singular] the action of holding somebody close in your arms to show love or affection synonym hug to give somebody a cuddle Word Originearly 16th cent. (rare before the 18th cent.): of unknown origin.Extra examples Give Mummy a big cuddle. He gave her a big cuddle and told her not to worry. He just wants a comforting kiss and a cuddle and he’ll be all right. They were having a cuddle on the sofa. She gave him a cuddle.
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