Etymology
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huddle (v.)

1570s, "to heap or crowd together," probably from Low German hudern "to cover, to shelter" (of hens on chicks or nurses with children), from Middle Low German huden "to cover up," which is probably a frequentative form from Proto-Germanic *hud-, from PIE *keudh-, extended form of root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal." Compare also Middle English hoderen "heap together, huddle" (c. 1300). Related: Huddled; huddling. The noun is from 1580s. U.S. football sense is from 1928.

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Definitions of huddle
1
huddle (v.)
crowd or draw together;
let's huddle together--it's cold!
Synonyms: huddle together
huddle (v.)
crouch or curl up;
They huddled outside in the rain
Synonyms: cower
2
huddle (n.)
(informal) a quick private conference;
Synonyms: powwow
huddle (n.)
a disorganized and densely packed crowd;
a huddle of frightened women
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