- When you get cozy underneath a blanket, this is an example of a time when you snuggle in.
- When you cuddle up with your spouse, this is an example of a time when you snuggle.
intransitive verb-·gled, -·gling
Origin of snugglefrequentative of snug
verbsnug·gled, snug·gling, snug·gles
- To lie or press close together; cuddle.
- To curl up closely or comfortably; nestle: snuggled happily under the covers.
Origin of snuggleFrequentative of snug 1
(third-person singular simple present snuggles, present participle snuggling, simple past and past participle snuggled)
- (intransitive) To lie close to another person or thing, hugging or being cosy.
- Sometimes my girlfriend and I snuggle.
- The surrounding buildings snuggled each other.
- The last drop of jager snuggled the corner of the pint.
- To move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cosy position.
- Tired but satisfied, the children snuggled into their sleeping bags.
- The pet dog snuggles into its new bed.
First attested in 1687. snug +"Ž -le (“frequentative"); spelt with doubled "˜g' to clarify pronunciation.