can-oodles

canoodle

[kuh-nood-l]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), canoodled, canoodling. Slang.
caress, fondle, or pet amorously.

Origin:
1855–60; perhaps ca(ress) + noodle2

canoodler, noun
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canoodle (kəˈnuːdəl)
 
vb (often foll by with)
slang to kiss and cuddle; pet; fondle
 
[C19: of unknown origin]
 
ca'noodler
 
n

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canoodle
by 1850s, "to indulge in caresses and fondling endearments" [OED], U.S. slang, of uncertain origin. The earliest known source is 1859, British, identifying the word as American.
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