Basic+ Word of the Day: cuddle

cuddle (verb, noun) past tense: cuddled LISTEN

Cuddle means ‘to hold close in an affectionate manner.’

  • Sophie cuddles with her little boy before bedtime every night.
  • The couple cuddled on the couch and watched a movie.
  • Margaret cuddled up to her cat.

Cuddle is also the act of cuddling.

  • "You look sad. Do you need a cuddle?"

Common uses

cuddle up with a good book: to relax and read a book. Example: “It’s raining so hard that all I want to do is go home and cuddle up with a good book.”

Did you know?

A cuddle buddy is someone who you feel comfortable cuddling with. You may even cuddle in bed, but you don’t have sex.

In pop culture

Listen to this¬†recording of Betty Grable singing “Cuddle up a Little Closer.”

There are other meanings of cuddle.

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