- warmly comfortable or cozy, as a place, accommodations, etc.: a snug little house.
- fitting closely, as a garment: a snug jacket.
- more or less compact or limited in size, and sheltered or warm: a snug harbor.
- trim, neat, or compactly arranged, as a ship or its parts.
- comfortably circumstanced, as persons.
- pleasant or agreeable, especially in a small, exclusive way: a snug coterie of writers.
- enabling one to live in comfort: a snug fortune.
- secret; concealed; well-hidden: a snug hideout.
- to lie closely or comfortably; nestle.
- to make snug.
- Nautical. to prepare for a storm by taking in sail, lashing deck gear, etc. (usually followed by down).
- in a snug manner: The shirt fit snug around the neck.
- British. a small, secluded room in a tavern, as for private parties.
Origin of snug
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Examples from the Web for snugger
Snugger they'd be by far in Stirling Lodge than here, I'll warrant.John Splendid
A snugger and more comfortable place it would have been hard to find.The Secret Wireless
Lewis E. Theiss
I wish we were in a snugger berth, where we could moor ship—that I do.The Three Lieutenants
We set to work to make the Hut, if anything, safer and snugger.The Home of the Blizzard
I came to ask you to come down into my bed, but it is snugger here.Desperate Remedies
- comfortably warm and well-protected; cosythe children were snug in bed during the blizzard
- small but comfortablea snug cottage
- well-ordered; compacta snug boat
- sheltered and securea snug anchorage
- fitting closely and comfortably
- offering safe concealment
- (in Britain and Ireland) one of the bars in certain pubs, offering intimate seating for only a few persons
- engineering a small peg under the head of a bolt engaging with a slot in the bolted component to prevent the bolt turning when the nut is tightened
- to make or become comfortable and warm
- (tr) nautical to make (a vessel) ready for a storm by lashing down gear
Word Origin and History for snugger
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).