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