Definition of Canoodle

1. Verb. Fondle or pet affectionately.

Generic synonyms: Pet



Definition of Canoodle

1. Verb. To caress, touch up, pet or make love ¹

2. Verb. To persuade or cajole ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Canoodle

1. to caress [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES] - See also: caress

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canoodle

canonists
canonizable
canonization
canonizations
canonize
canonized
canonizer
canonizers
canonizes
canonizing
canonries
canonry
canons
canonship
canonships
canoodle (current term)
canoodled
canoodler
canoodlers
canoodles
canoodling
canoodlings
canophilia
canopic
canopic jar
canopic jars
canopic vase
canopied
canopies
canopy

Literary usage of Canoodle

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1. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"The verb to canoodle in the last quotation is not in the NED, ... I also find the spelling canoodle, which seems to stand for the same thing; Punch, 1879, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"canoodle, to (English and American), to fondle, pet, dally, bill and coo. 1 meet her in the evening, for she likes to take a walk At the moment when the ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"Share 'm with actors, and then we canoodle—divvy the profits. Me and Sheridan made a big ... [See quots. under canoodle, sense i.] CANT, subs, and verb. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1879)
"“ canoodle “ (5th S. xi. 197.)— “ Then he and the matchless one struggle, snuggle, ... When I was an undergraduate at Oxford to canoodle was the slang ..."

5. On Blendings of Synonymous Or Cognate Expressions in English: A Contribution by Gustaf Adolf Bergström (1906)
"110. canoodle < canoe + paddle. FARMER, HENLEY, Slang, gives a quotation from Notes and Queries: When I was an undergraduate at Oxford to canoodle was the ..."

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