- to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.
- to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.
- the act of snuggling.
Origin of snuggle
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Examples from the Web for snuggle
After all of the adventures at Hogwarts, Rowling may be saying, all you want to do is snuggle up with a cup of tea and a vicar.Writing For Teens Vs. Adults: Rowling As Case Study
October 3, 2012
The teen wanted to walk to the park with her boyfriend to play their ukuleles and snuggle.Why Obama Staffers Are Secretly Worried, and Other Dispatches from the Campaign Trail
The Daily Beast
October 26, 2008
Having learned to snuggle, White Fang was guilty of it often.White Fang
Shall I talk to you, Scheherazade, or let you snuggle into the chaste arms of Morpheus?The Dark Star
Robert W. Chambers
He let Sate get in too, and snuggle down right at their feet.Tommy Trots Visit to Santa Claus
Thomas Nelson Page
Everyone was tired and willing to snuggle down into their coats.Janet Hardy in Hollywood
Ruthe S. Wheeler
If I could be little and snuggle up to my mother as I imagine her to myself!The Last Days of Tolstoy
V. G. Chertkov
- (usually intr; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
- the act of snuggling
C17: frequentative snug (vb)
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Word Origin and History for snuggle
1680s, frequentative form of snug. Related: Snuggled; snuggling. As a noun from 1901.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper