adjective, snug·ger, snug·gest.
verb (used without object), snugged, snug·ging.
verb (used with object), snugged, snug·ging.
- snug as a bug in a rug,
Origin of snug
Examples from the Web for snug
We sit in the snug upstairs, drinking red wine and avoiding the storms raging outside.
It was a few weeks before Christmas but not all creatures were snug in bed.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine|Alice Feiring|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Eating turkey and pie in their home districts, no doubt, snug by the fire as visions of spending cuts dance in their heads.Why Obama Fled His Hawaii Vacation in Shadow of the Fiscal Cliff|Lauren Ashburn|December 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And great men set out from port in conditions that keep lesser men—such as myself—safe and snug on shore.
All were snug in their beds long before the first pale hint of dawn.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
In a minute she is snug in her stall "for'ard," just by the cook's galley.A Boy's Voyage Round the World|The Son of Samuel Smiles
It had an ecclesiastical sign,—the Mitre,—and a bar that seemed to be the next best thing to a bishopric, it was so snug.The Holly-Tree|Charles Dickens
If the princess was only here we'd be jest about as snug as any two fellers that could be found in this world.The Princess and Joe Potter|James Otis
A Norman gentleman farmer and his wife sat together in their snug parlor.The Children's Pilgrimage|L. T. Meade
adjective snugger or snuggest
verb snugs, snugging or snugged
Word Origin for snug
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).