canoodling; canoodled

To canoodle is to embrace and fondle. Romantic couples canoodle.

When people are getting a little physical romantically, they're canoodling. This somewhat silly-sounding word applies to somewhat innocent physical affection. For some reason, this word is used frequently by celebrity reporters who love to write about who a hunky actor or sultry starlet is canoodling with at a cafe. However, anyone can canoodle as long as you have a date.

Definitions of canoodle
  1. verb
    fondle or pet affectionately
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    type of:
    stroke or caress gently
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