It was a stern and wild scene, but he knew that it made the snug cove and the log cabins all the snugger.
I wish we were in a snugger berth, where we could moor ship—that I do.
I know no prettier village in England than Bibury, and no snugger hostelry than the Swan.
We set to work to make the Hut, if anything, safer and snugger.
And the warmer and snugger it is, the more acutely is this lack felt.
No two people could be snugger or more absolutely comfortable together than she and her Bee.
snugger they'd be by far in Stirling Lodge than here, I'll warrant.
Did not all this though, make the living–room of the station a snugger, jollier place?
A few moments before, and a neater and snugger ship never swam the water—now, she was almost a wreck aloft.
He said it was not wise, and that we would be much safer and snugger under the eaves or in a hole in the wall or tree.
1590s, "compact, trim" (of a ship), especially "protected from the weather," perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse snoggr "short-haired," Old Swedish snygg, Old Danish snøg "neat, tidy," perhaps from PIE *kes- (1) "to scratch" (see xyster). Sense of "in a state of ease or comfort" first recorded 1620s. Meaning "fit closely" is first found 1838. Expression snug as a bug in a rug attested by 1769; earlier snug as a bee in a box (1706).