snug

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Etymology

From Provincial English snug (tight, handsome), maybe from Proto-Norse *snaggwu-. Compare Icelandic snöggur (smooth), Old Danish snög (neat), Swedish snygg.

Pronunciation

IPA: /snʌɡ/

Adjective

snug (not wiktionary:Appendix:Glossary#comparable)

  1. comfortable, cozy
  2. close-fitting

Verb

(third-person singular simple present snugs, present participle snugging, simple past and past participle snugged)

  1. To make secure or snug.
  2. To snuggle or nestle.

Related Terms

  • snuggle
  • snuggly