[ hoog-uh ]

  1. (especially in reference to the Danish lifestyle) the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having good conversations, enjoying food, etc.: Holidays are full of hygge for me and my family.

  1. cozy and comforting: This room is very hygge with its soft cushions and warm fireplace.

Origin of hygge

First recorded in 1960–65; from Danish: literally, “coziness, comfort”

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