Snuggle Bunny Meaning

(US, idiomatic) A romantic partner, child, pet, stuffed animal, etc. which is an object of affection and which provides comfort through physical contact.

Example: 2000 Aug. 2, "Snuggle Bunny," Southeast Missourian, p. 8B (retrieved 12 Sep. 2011):
  Howie is a 3-month-old brown rabbit that is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 2536 Bountin Dr. Howie is housebroken, affectionate, calm and makes a great snuggle bunny.
2003, Stephen King, Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower IV, ISBN 9780451210876, p. 181:
  â€œHe ain't throwing us over for some little snuggle-bunny with pimples on her tits.”
2006, Ida Nelle Daily Hollaway, Lydia's Life, ISBN 9781597819275, p. 273:
  â€œWith Matthew going to be six in January and Leah three in June, I think it will feel good to have a snuggle bunny around again.”
2009, Robert K. Tanenbaum, Capture, ISBN 9781439148600, p. 172:
  â€œHow is my little Murry Wurry snuggle bunny, by the way?” . . .
  â€œ[T]he last time I spoke with him, he was missing you.”
  â€œAaawww, I miss him too,” Stupenagel cooed. “He's going to be one worn-out lover boy after I get home.”