- An example of something snug is a blanket: a snug blanket.
- An example of something snug is a studio apartment with efficient furniture: a snug apartment.
- An example of something snug is a jacket that is one size too small: a snug fit.
- An example of something snug is a hibernating animal: to hide snug.
- protected from the weather or the cold; warm and cozy
- small but well arranged; compact and convenient; neat; trim: a snug cottage
- large enough to provide ease and comfort: said of an income
- tight or close in fit: a snug coat, a snug joint
- trim and well-built; seaworthy
- hidden or concealed: to lie snug
Origin of snugEarly Modern English from naut. language, probably via eastern; English Frisian snugge, Dutch snugger, smooth, neat from Scand, as in Old Norse snøggr, short-haired, short (hence, tight, taut) from Indo-European an unverified form ksneu- from base an unverified form kes-, to comb, shear (hair) from source Classical Greek xainein, to comb
intransitive verbsnugged, snug′ging
- Comfortably sheltered and warm; cozy: The children were snug in their beds.
- Small but well arranged: a snug apartment. See Synonyms at comfortable.
- a. Closely secured and well built; compact: a snug little sailboat.b. Close-fitting: a snug jacket.c. Nautical Seaworthy.
- a. Offering freedom from financial worry: a snug living.b. Safe; secure: a snug hideout.
verbsnugged, snug·ging, snugs
Origin of snugOf Scandinavian origin Swedish snygg neat, trim
- snug snug′ly
Origin of snugShort for snuggery
(comparative snugger, superlative snuggest)
(third-person singular simple present snugs, present participle snugging, simple past and past participle snugged)