Looking for an unusual word for snuggle

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Sorry for the bizare thread, I learnt a word a while back which I'm almost certain I read on here. As above it means to get comfortable in bed/snuggle down/plump up your pillows etc.

 

I've asked German people I know and scoured the internet to no avail!

 

I'd love it if someone can help, thank you.

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Kuscheln?

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Ahh I was about to suggest

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Could also be mümmeln

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some rather snuggly discussions on LEO about it all.

nestle.

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I dont think this is it, the word in question iirc applies specifically to nestling into bed, kuscheln seems a more general term.

 

Thanks!

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Doesn't just apply to bed but

 

 

get comfortable

 

could also be "es sich gemütlich machen"

 

As in "Ich habe es mir im Bett schön gemütlich gemacht"

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Maybe you've heard schmurzeln. It's one of those colloquial or dialect words that have several meanings, it can mean schmusen, kuscheln, schrumpfen and other things.

My family uses it to describe that five minutes of dozing after the alarm goes off or huggling together in bed.

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wurstcheln or wursteln (have no idea how to spell this) is used at our house. Kind of that snuggling around, making a bit of a nest in bed. Got it from the ex-GerMan

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Schmusen (cuddle) is a favorite in my house.

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@moondancer I guess you mean wurschteln. It means to tinker originally. Doing all kinds of handiwork without nearer specification, it often implies doing it in a not exactly professional way. It can as well mean doing a lot of different things that had to be done, but none of them really important tasks.

 

"Was hast du denn am Wochenende gemacht?" "So ein bischen im Haus rumgewurschtelt"

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@ Beuel - That looks like a proper spelling. Thanks.

 

We also converted it with some English endings to Wurschtely, as in "why are you so wurschtely" when someone is wriggling around in bed, trying to find the right spot to get comfortable, or when a kid can't sit still and is wurschteling around on their chair.

 

I know, awful, but it is what it is.

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Nobody spoons anymore?

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I would love to...

 

I only get to cuddle with my daughter now. We kuscheln....I fear I will never get her out of my bed. damn virgo...

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Nobody spoons anymore?

 

Mann und Frau muß immer noch löffeln oder?

 

A question for our original Germans - is schnuckeln* a real, or simply a privately invented, word and if it's real is it no longer a suitable alternative?

 

*haven't heard it included in sehnsuchtig flustern for about 20+ years.

 

2B

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Ok, forkin would be more appropriate then. :lol:

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Schnuckelig (cute) and Schnuckel (sweet person) (like in Schnuckelbär) are a real words, though a little old fashioned.

 

But like a lot of made up words people would know what you mean.

 

Maybe we should start a thread on "family words". Should be fun.

 

@no bull

Now I know what people mean by " I was zinking".

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I'd use El Jeffo's suggestion "einmummeln" in this case

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