[ hoog-uh ]
/ ˈhʊg ə /


the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having conversations with friends or family, enjoying food, etc.: The holidays are a time of hygge for me and my family.


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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