I. verb (snugged; snugging) Etymology: 2snug Date: 1583 intransitive verb snuggle, nestle <
snug down for bed
transitive verb 1. to cause to fit closely 2. to make snug 3. hide 1 4. to secure by fastening or lashing down II. adjective (snugger; snuggest) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish snygg tidy Date: circa 1595 1. a. of a ship manifesting seaworthiness ; taut b. trim, neat c. fitting closely and comfortably <
a snug coat
2. a. enjoying or affording warm secure shelter or cover and opportunity for ease and contentment <
a snug cottage
b. marked by cordiality and secure privacy 3. affording a degree of comfort and ease <
a snug income
4. offering safe concealment <
a snug hideout
Synonyms: see comfortablesnug adverbsnugly adverbsnugness noun III. noun Etymology: short for snuggery Date: 1860 British a small private room or compartment in a pub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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