- nAmericanaffection, comfort, friendliness, compli-ments. A light-hearted phrase from the 1970s, adopted by the business com-munity to denote praise applied deliber-ately as a motivator. The notion is that of something warm, and perhaps furry, to be nuzzled as a reward or consola-tion.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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