[ snuhg-uh l ]
/ ˈsnʌg əl /

verb (used without object), snug·gled, snug·gling.

to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.

verb (used with object), snug·gled, snug·gling.

to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.


the act of snuggling.

Origin of snuggle

First recorded in 1680–90; snug + -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for snuggle

/ (ˈsnʌɡəl) /


(usually intr; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection


the act of snuggling

Word Origin for snuggle

C17: frequentative snug (vb)
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