Meaning of SNUG in English


/ snʌg; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective


warm, comfortable and protected, especially from the cold

SYN cosy :

a snug little house

I spent the afternoon snug and warm in bed.


fitting sb/sth closely :

The elastic at the waist gives a nice snug fit.

►  snug·ly adverb :

I left the children tucked up snugly in bed.

The lid should fit snugly.

►  snug·ness noun [ U ]

■ noun

( BrE ) a small comfortable room in a pub, with seats for only a few people



late 16th cent. (originally in nautical use in the sense shipshape, compact, prepared for bad weather ): probably of Low German or Dutch origin.

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