Meaning of SNUG in English


I. snug 1 /snʌɡ/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language ]

1 . a room, building, or space that is snug is small, warm, and comfortable, and makes you feel protected SYN cosy :

She wished she was back in her snug little house.

2 . someone who is snug feels comfortable, happy, and warm:

The kids were warm and snug in their beds.

3 . clothes that are snug fit closely SYN tight :

snug jeans

—snugly adverb

—snugness noun [uncountable]

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▪ comfortable making you feel physically relaxed, and not too hard, hot, cold etc. Also used about people feeling physically relaxed:

The hotel was very comfortable.


I tried to get into a more comfortable position.

▪ comfy informal comfortable – used especially about furniture and clothes:

a comfy armchair


These shoes are very comfy.


Are you comfy?

▪ cosy British English , cozy American English comfortable and warm – used especially about small rooms, houses etc:

There’s a cosy lounge with a real fire.


a cozy apartment

▪ snug small, warm, and comfortable, especially in a way that makes you feel protected – used especially about rooms, houses etc. Also used about people feeling warm and comfortable:

It was very cold outside, but our tents were snug and warm.


She wished she was back in her snug little house.


I’m snug as a rug in here! (=very snug – an informal use BrE)

▪ smooth a smooth journey is comfortable because your car or plane does not shake, or the sea is not rough:

Did you have a smooth flight?


a smooth crossing

II. snug 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]

British English a small comfortable room in a ↑ pub

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