Meaning of SNUG in English


I. ˈsnəg verb

( snugged ; snug·ging )

Etymology: snug (II)

Date: 1583

intransitive verb

: snuggle , nestle

snug down for bed

transitive verb

1. : to cause to fit closely

2. : to make snug

3. : hide 1

4. : to secure by fastening or lashing down

II. adjective

( snug·ger ; snug·gest )

Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish snygg tidy

Date: circa 1595


a. of a ship : manifesting seaworthiness : taut

b. : trim , neat

c. : fitting closely and comfortably

a snug coat


a. : enjoying or affording warm secure shelter or cover and opportunity for ease and contentment

a snug cottage

b. : marked by cordiality and secure privacy

3. : affording a degree of comfort and ease

a snug income

4. : offering safe concealment

a snug hideout

Synonyms: see comfortable

• snug adverb

• snug·ly adverb

• snug·ness noun

III. noun

Etymology: short for snuggery

Date: 1860

British : a small private room or compartment in a pub

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.