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Origin of snug

1575–85; perhaps <Old Norse snøggr short-haired; cognate with Swedish snygg neat

OTHER WORDS FROM snug

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How to use snug in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for snug

snug
/ (snʌɡ) /

adjective snugger or snuggest
noun
(in Britain and Ireland) one of the bars in certain pubs, offering intimate seating for only a few persons
engineering a small peg under the head of a bolt engaging with a slot in the bolted component to prevent the bolt turning when the nut is tightened
verb snugs, snugging or snugged
to make or become comfortable and warm
(tr) nautical to make (a vessel) ready for a storm by lashing down gear

Derived forms of snug

snugly, adverbsnugness, noun

Word Origin for snug

C16 (in the sense: prepared for storms (used of a ship)): related to Old Icelandic snöggr short-haired, Swedish snygg tidy, Low German snögger smart
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