Snug definition

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A very small private room in a pub.
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Protected from the weather or the cold; warm and cozy.
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Small but well arranged.

A snug apartment.

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Small but well arranged; compact and convenient; neat; trim.

A snug cottage.

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The definition of snug is something that is warm, cozy, tight, or hidden.

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.

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Closely secured and well built; compact.

A snug little sailboat.

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Close-fitting.

A snug jacket.

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(nautical) Seaworthy.
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Offering freedom from financial worry.

A snug living.

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Safe; secure.

A snug hideout.

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To make snug or secure.
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To nestle; snuggle.
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Large enough to provide ease and comfort.
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Tight or close in fit.

A snug coat, a snug joint.

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Trim and well-built; seaworthy.
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Hidden or concealed.

To lie snug.

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So as to be snug.
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To make snug or secure.
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(UK) Small, comfortable back room in a pub.
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(engineering) A lug.
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Close; concealed; not exposed to notice.
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To make secure or snug.
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Comfortably sheltered and warm; cozy.

The children were snug in their beds.

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snug down
  • to make ready for a storm by reducing sail, securing movable gear, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
snug
Plural:
snugs

Adjective

Base Form:
snug
Comparative:
snugger
Superlative:
snuggest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

snug down

Origin of snug

  • Of Scandinavian origin Swedish snygg neat, trim

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for snuggery

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary