huggle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Frequentative of hug: hug +‎ -le.

Verb[edit]

huggle (third-person singular simple present huggles, present participle huggling, simple past and past participle huggled)

  1. (Internet, childish) To hug and snuggle simultaneously: gesture of tender non-sexual affection.
    • Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard, e.g. in William Allingham, The ballad book: a selection of the choicest British ballads, Sever and Francis, 1865, p. 269.
      Lie still, lie still, thou little Musgrave, | And huggle me from the cold; | 'tis nothing but a shepherds boy, | A-driving his sheep to fold.
  2. (Internet) To hug and cuddle.
  3. (archaic) To huddle.

Noun[edit]

huggle (plural huggles)

  1. (Internet, childish) A hug while snuggling: gesture of tender non-sexual affection.