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Compare cruddle, crudle.


croodle (third-person singular simple present croodles, present participle croodling, simple past and past participle croodled)

  1. (Britain, dialectal, obsolete) To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw.
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    A dove to fly home to her nest and croodle there. — Charles Kingsley.
  2. (Britain, dialectal, obsolete) To fawn or coax.
  3. (Scotland, dialectal, obsolete) To make a cooing sound.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for croodle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)