cuddle puddle

(KUD.ul pud.ul)
n.
1. A whirlpool bath or hot tub. 2. A group of people lying together on the floor hugging and massaging each other.
Example Citation:
1. Strictly speaking, Jacuzzi is a brand name not a generic. ... Germans apparently call them 'little pools', while Labelle seems to be under the impression that Brits call them "cuddle puddles".
— Miranda Fettes, "Bubbling Passion," The Scotsman, June 23, 2001
2. Speaking of drugs, I learned that at a rave, when people are on Ecstasy and feeling friendly, they fall into a pile on the floor. This is called a cuddle puddle.
— Craig Wilson, "On the beach with teens," USA Today, August 1, 2001
Earliest Citation:
1. In Burundi Euro MPs danced on the tables. In Swaziland they relaxed in a hotel jacuzzi known as the 'cuddle puddle'.
— Richard Owen, "Europe's nice little earner," The Times, March 20, 1987
2. By the last [yoga] class session, ... Tesh gathers us into a closely knit circle again, and, as on the first evening, belly against our neighbor's back, legs stretching wide alongside theirs, we breathe and move together. Someone suggests we form a 'cuddle puddle,' and for a few moments we become a contented, intertwined clump, like a nestling litter of sleeping puppies.
— Todd Jones, "Contact Yoga," Yoga Journal, October 31, 1997
Notes:
Subscriber Richard de Oude notes that the cuddle puddle mentioned in the first citation is from the Royal Swazi Sun Hotel and Casino at Ezulwini, Swaziland. He tells me that a natural hot spring supplies water to two swimming pools in the hotel's recreation area, and the smaller of the two pools has had the nickname "Cuddle Puddle" for many years.
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cuddle party — A cuddle party or cuddle puddle is an event designed with the intention of allowing people to experience non sexual group physical intimacy through cuddling.[1] Cuddle parties are described by organizers as workshop/social events that gives… …   Wikipedia

  • CP — Contents 1 Cp 2 CP 2.1 Biology and medicine 2.2 Academics …   Wikipedia

  • Stuyvesant High School — Infobox School name = Stuyvesant High School motto = Pro Scientia Atque Sapientia motto translation = Latin: For knowledge and wisdom established = 1904 type = Public (magnet) secondary principal = Stanley Teitel faculty = 175 [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • Culture (General) — Culture General after party agnotology Anglosphere anti anti American atomic sit ups audism backstory badge ball …   New words

  • Drugs — baked potato beeper boy brown bagging chillout cosmetic neurology cuddle puddle drailing drunk dial …   New words

  • after-party — n. A social gathering that occurs after a party, especially after a rave. Also: afterparty. Example Citation: At early morning after parties, friends would recover from the hard beats of electronica (and the disorienting effects of Ecstasy) with… …   New words

  • chillout — (CHIL.owt) n. A quiet period after a party; a post rave gathering that features slow music and a calming ambience; soothing, hypnotic music. adj. Also: chill out, chill out. Example Citation: Like so many pop trends, chillout started as one thing …   New words

  • cuddletech — (KUD.ul.tek) n. Technology such as the new Volkswagen or the iMac computer that is marketed as cute, friendly, or just plain cuddly. Example Citation: Many of the architects in the show developed a modular system in which prefabricated units… …   New words

  • deep bathing — (DEEP bay.thing; th as in the) pp. Bathing with one s body immersed in the water from the neck down. Example Citation: Bathing in giant tubs that allow you to fully immerse yourself provides serenity for the body, mind and soul, says Carter… …   New words

  • plur — acronym. Peace, love, unity and respect. The unofficial credo of the rave scene. Example Citation: But Seth s parties are not just about a digital dance; they re about propagating an entire philosophy of peace, love, unity and respect, known… …   New words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.