adjective, snug·ger, snug·gest.
verb (used without object), snugged, snug·ging.
verb (used with object), snugged, snug·ging.
Origin of snug
Examples from the Web for snugly
It was fascinating to see two multi-ethnic teams conform so snugly to national stereotype.
Furthermore, the axles had to fit snugly inside the wheels' holes, but not too snugly — they had to be free to rotate.The Hardest Part of Inventing the Wheel? Not the Round Part.|David Frum|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If the fruit juices do not cover the ham then add some water; it really depends on how snugly your ham fits into the saucepan.
As you all know, Peter Rabbit is out and about at a time when most folks are snugly tucked in bed.Mother West Wind "Where" Stories|Thornton W. Burgess
If you get it too narrow you cannot then roll it up so snugly for packing nor wrap it so closely about the body at night.Touring Afoot|Claude Powell Fordyce
Many are compelled to stay in harbour when a passage might have been made in a snugly rigged yacht.Yachting Vol. 1|Various.
And when the babies are all snugly asleep in their beds, the Pre Catalan often has other visitors.In Vanity Fair|Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
The tent, the provender, the blankets, were snugly stowed away on board.The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's|Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for snugly
adjective snugger or snuggest
verb snugs, snugging or snugged
Word Origin for snug
Word Origin and History for snugly
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).