Definition of snug adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//snʌɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//snʌɡ//
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  1. 1warm, comfortable and protected, especially from the cold synonym cosy a snug little house I spent the afternoon snug and warm in bed.
  2. 2fitting somebody/something closely The elastic at the waist gives a nice snug fit. These jeans are a bit snug (= too tight).
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally in nautical use in the sense ‘shipshape, compact, prepared for bad weather’): probably of Low German or Dutch origin.Extra examples You just stay snug in bed until you feel better. It had rained during the night but our tents were snug and dry. She wished she were back in her snug little house.

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