Cuddle etymology


English word cuddle comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) cyþan

Etymology of cuddle

Detailed word origin of cuddle

Dictionary entry Language Definition
cyþan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) To make known; tell; relate; proclaim; announce. To reveal; make manifest.
kuthen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
keththen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cuddle English (en) A snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often given to family members and close friends. (intransitive) To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.. (transitive) To cradle in one's arms so as to give comfort, warmth.. To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.