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cuddly

[kuhd-lee] /ˈkʌd li/
adjective, cuddlier, cuddliest.
1.
suitable for or inviting cuddling:
a cuddly teddy bear.
Also, cuddlesome
[kuhd-l-suh m] /ˈkʌd l səm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of cuddly
1860-1865
1860-65; cuddle + -y1
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  • And who was this shy and awkward maypole, who had taken the place of dear, cuddlesome, wee Pam?

    Betty Trevor Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
Word Origin and History for cuddlesome

cuddly

adj.

1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

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