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verb (used without object), snogged, snog·ging. British Informal.
  1. to kiss and cuddle.
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Origin of snog

First recorded in 1955–60; origin uncertain
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verb snogs, snogging or snogged
  1. to kiss and cuddle (someone)
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  1. the act of kissing and cuddling
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Word Origin

of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for snogging


"kissing and cuddling," British English slang, 1945, of unknown origin, said to have originated in British India.

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"to flirt, cuddle," 1945, British English slang, of unknown origin, perhaps a back-formation from snogging. Related: Snogged.

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