Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw.
  • v. To fawn or coax.
  • v. To coo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw.
  • intransitive v. To fawn or coax.
  • intransitive v. To coo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To coo like a dove; hence, to coax or fawn.
  • To cower; crouch; brood; cuddle; lie close and snug.
  • To feel cold.

Etymologies

Compare cruddle, crudle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Mm, you're nice to croodle wi '," he murmured, doing what I assumed was croodling.

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  • There, my love, croodle-doo -- 'A black-bearded man who must be the father snatched the infant from her, stared a moment, and fell to his knees, shaken with unpracticed weeping.

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  • Up yonder a lark was singing, in adjoining spruce thickets we could hear the croodle of the ringdove, and in the swaying branches of the elms the solemn-looking rooks were already building their nests.

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  • pigeons do this

    June 9, 2011

  • I am definitely going to do this this weekend.

    May 5, 2011

  • To cower or crouch down; to draw oneself together, as for warmth. To cling close together, or nestle close to a person; snuggle.

    May 12, 2008