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  • noun Wales A cubby-hole or similar hiding place.
  • noun Wales A hug or cuddle.
  • verb Wales To hug or cuddle.


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From Welsh cwts, cwtsh ("hug, cuddle")


  • The children's corner a dedicated "cwtch", or snug is especially delightful.

    Independent bookshops in Wales

  • They will never forgive the Lib Dems under her leadership if they start cwtch-ing up to the Tories.

    Mike's memoirs

  • Our milk bottles are seen by thousands of people each week and we thought that this sticker campaign would be a great way of matching caring owners with canines in need of a bit of a cwtch!

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Whilst the Prime Minister is trying to cwtch up to Rhodri, the First Minister is discreetly pushing him away.

    The same but different

  • And Bethan - Even though we have four children, I didn't realise how wonderful it is to cwtch a brond new little grand daughter.

    A view from Rural Wales

  • You just wait until you cwtch her for the first time - its such a lovely feeling

    We are a Taid

  • It's been a long time since I've had an orgasm, oh sweet Jesus, but when I cwtch to a man I've been the closest I've been for about a year.

    lazarus Diary Entry

  • Earlier Whant had denied the suggestion he was "infatuated" with Nikitta following a rendezvous with her outside her parents home a couple of years earlier where they shared a "cwtch and a kiss".

    WalesOnline - Home

  • There's nothing better after a long day than cuddling up on the sofa, with a DVD and big fat cwtch from your other half.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • I mean, throughout winter everyone just wants to cwtch up indoors.

    WalesOnline - Home


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  • One of my favourite Wenglish (South Welsh Valley colloquial) words.

    A cwtch - a cuddle, a hug

    Cwtch up to - snuggle up to someone

    All cwtched up - wrapped up warm, snuggled closely to or hidden ("She's cwtched her face away")

    The Cwtch - a small hidey-hole or shed, sometimes the cupboard under the stairs.

    Pronounced "cutch" but with a slightly longer "u", to rhyme with "touch" rather than "hutch"

    October 15, 2008