from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To engage in caressing, petting, or lovemaking.
- transitive v. To win over or convince by cajoling or flattering; wheedle: "his matchless ability to charm, bamboozle, or canoodle most of his political associates” ( Timothy Garton Ash).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To caress, touch up, pet or make love
- v. To persuade or cajole
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pet; fondle.
- To paddle (a canoe).
- To bill and coo; spoon.
- To go snacks; share the profits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fondle or pet affectionately
One of the great and repeated users of the word canoodle was the mystery writer John Dickson Carr under his pseudonym Carter Dickson.
I know family is important, but really leave that whole kit and kaboodle 'til after you've done some canoodle (ing.)
A pre-Emmy shindig for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, where the hub of all the creators and artists in entertainment that create, well, art and entertainment for basically everything we consume, commence and canoodle for one evening under the stars at an undisclosed location.
But, it turns out, the agency that brought this planet foam mattresses and foamless toothpaste shall continue to receive/collect/canoodle funding.
The "Progress of Love," depicting the course of love among elegantly dressed, handsome young men and women who flirt, tryst, pose and canoodle in a lush garden, was completed and installed in 1772.
Hell, canoodle with an up and coming starlet for your own personal fifteen minutes.
And yes, she dishes about her brief '06 canoodle with Prince Harry - coyly referred to only as "a very handsome young Royal" - that made her short-term tabloid bait.
Pienaar acknowledged this after the match, reviving for his fellow pundit Lawrence Dallaglio the days when it was possible in a tournament like this to kick back, relax, canoodle, carouse, throw the odd dwarf around – I am paraphrasing, he did not use those exact words – and just begin to focus on a contest against a team like Georgia in the two or three days before the match.
And yes, she dishes about her brief '06 canoodle with Prince Harry -- coyly referred to only as "a very handsome young Royal" -- that made her short-term tabloid bait.
Private salas are scattered around the resort, perched over the Indian Ocean, so couples can canoodle post-spa or pre-dinner.
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