adjective, snug·ger, snug·gest.
verb (used without object), snugged, snug·ging.
verb (used with object), snugged, snug·ging.
Origin of snug
Synonyms for snug
Related Words for snuglyeasily, adequately, snugly, well, agreeably, amply, pleasantly, warmly, cozily
Examples from the Web for snugly
Contemporary Examples of snugly
It was fascinating to see two multi-ethnic teams conform so snugly to national stereotype.Brazil and Colombia Bring the Ugly Game
July 4, 2014
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.
March 15, 2012
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.Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Easy Trifle
The Daily Beast
December 23, 2008
Historical Examples of snugly
I warrant they have arranged it all snugly over their beer—snugly, snugly, the rogues!'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
MacConnell took her hand and tucked it snugly under his arm.Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ
Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
There it lay securely, snugly; and it looked very fresh and beautiful.What the Blackbird said
Mrs. Frederick Locker
Lying where he had placed her, snugly between the horses, Scott found Nan.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
I found it all snugly fenced in, and under good cultivation.Impressions of America
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).