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ca·noo·dle

 (kə-no͞od′l)
v. ca·noo·dled, ca·noo·dling, ca·noo·dles Informal
v.intr.
To engage in amorous activities such as cuddling, caressing, or kissing.
v.tr.
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).

[Akin to English dialectal canoodle, donkey, fool, one who is foolish in love.]

ca·noo′dler n.

canoodle

(kəˈnuːdəl)
vb
slang (often foll by: with) to kiss and cuddle; pet; fondle
[C19: of unknown origin]
caˈnoodler n

canoodle


Past participle: canoodled
Gerund: canoodling

Imperative
canoodle
canoodle
Present
I canoodle
you canoodle
he/she/it canoodles
we canoodle
you canoodle
they canoodle
Preterite
I canoodled
you canoodled
he/she/it canoodled
we canoodled
you canoodled
they canoodled
Present Continuous
I am canoodling
you are canoodling
he/she/it is canoodling
we are canoodling
you are canoodling
they are canoodling
Present Perfect
I have canoodled
you have canoodled
he/she/it has canoodled
we have canoodled
you have canoodled
they have canoodled
Past Continuous
I was canoodling
you were canoodling
he/she/it was canoodling
we were canoodling
you were canoodling
they were canoodling
Past Perfect
I had canoodled
you had canoodled
he/she/it had canoodled
we had canoodled
you had canoodled
they had canoodled
Future
I will canoodle
you will canoodle
he/she/it will canoodle
we will canoodle
you will canoodle
they will canoodle
Future Perfect
I will have canoodled
you will have canoodled
he/she/it will have canoodled
we will have canoodled
you will have canoodled
they will have canoodled
Future Continuous
I will be canoodling
you will be canoodling
he/she/it will be canoodling
we will be canoodling
you will be canoodling
they will be canoodling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been canoodling
you have been canoodling
he/she/it has been canoodling
we have been canoodling
you have been canoodling
they have been canoodling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been canoodling
you will have been canoodling
he/she/it will have been canoodling
we will have been canoodling
you will have been canoodling
they will have been canoodling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been canoodling
you had been canoodling
he/she/it had been canoodling
we had been canoodling
you had been canoodling
they had been canoodling
Conditional
I would canoodle
you would canoodle
he/she/it would canoodle
we would canoodle
you would canoodle
they would canoodle
Past Conditional
I would have canoodled
you would have canoodled
he/she/it would have canoodled
we would have canoodled
you would have canoodled
they would have canoodled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.canoodle - fondle or pet affectionately
pet - stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
Translations

canoodle

[kəˈnuːdl] VI (esp Brit) → besuquearse

canoodle

vi (Brit inf) → rumschmusen (inf)

canoodle

[kəˈnuːdl] vi (fam) → sbaciucchiarsi
References in classic literature ?
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THE magic is clearly still there for Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman as they canoodle on a beach holiday yesterday.
Favourites Low'n'Slow, Bournville Waffle Company and Canoodle will all be in attendance, hoping to win a place in the national finals to be held in Leeds.
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Ethel has been known to cuddle with kids, dote on dogs and canoodle with cats.
This would let people sunbathe and lie on the grass, read books and canoodle give babies the chance to have a toddle and for people to play football, cricket and frisbee.
Leo and wife Gail, from Halesowen, watched their son canoodle with Abi on TV show Celebrity Love Island.
Holed up in Amanda's Paris flat after both have ditched their current spouses in Deauville, the two drink, canoodle, sing, infuriate each other, overturn furniture and restart the cycle.
Racing piegons It's such a difficult life Not much time in the loft To canoodle with the wife
In other news, Big Bird and the Little Mermaid will get to canoodle at company parties now that DIS has closed its acquisition of The Muppets and The Bear in the Blue House properties from Jim Henson Co.