cuddly etymology

English word cuddly comes from English -y, English cuddle

Detailed word origin of cuddly

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
cuddle English (eng) 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.
cuddly English (eng) Suitable for cuddling; designed to be cuddled.

Words with the same origin as cuddly

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody