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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
1860-1865
1860-65; cuddle + -y1
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  • Sci-fi films too often resort to an irritating, cuddly alien for comic relief.
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  • More evidence that people only want to help the cuddly animals.
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  • Topping the list are urbanization and farming, which have destroyed the cuddly creature's natural habitats.
  • They may look cute and cuddly, but leave them where they are.
  • Orphaned deer and other animals appear cute, cuddly and in need of rescuing.
  • While many of these animals look cute and cuddly, their wild instincts remain and could pose health risks to the collector.
Word Origin and History for cuddly
adj.

1863, from cuddle + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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