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huggle (2)

verb; blending and clipping hug + [snug]gle = huggle
huggle, v. to hug and snuggle in one action, offering comfort and warmth
 
Huggle is a blending and clipping of the words hug and snuggle. It combines both actions into one, much the same way that the word combines two words into one. Thus, this is an example of a metaphor, since the action influenced the name of the action.
Etymology : Hug came from hugge "to embrace." It is also perhaps from Old Norse, hugga, "to comfort," from hugr "courage, mood," from Proto-Germanic *hugjan, related to Old English hycgan "to think, consider," and Gothic, hugs, "mind, soul, thought."
Source : "I want a huggle!" - visiting friend Summer 2007
Last modified: 1 December 2008


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