snug
Pronunciation Adjective

snug (comparative snugger, superlative snuggest)

  1. Warm and comfortable; cosy.
    I felt snug tucked up in my snug bed.
    • 1853, Melville, Herman, Bartleby, the Scrivener, in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories, New York: Penguin Books, 1968; reprint 1995 as Bartleby, ISBN 0146000129, page 2:
      I am one of those unambitious lawyers who never addresses a jury, or in any way draws down public applause; but, in the cool tranquillity of a snug retreat, do a snug business among rich men's bonds, and mortgages, and title-deeds.
  2. Satisfactory.
    • 1853, Melville, Herman, Bartleby, the Scrivener, in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories, New York: Penguin Books, 1968; reprint 1995 as Bartleby, ISBN 0146000129, page 2:
      I am one of those unambitious lawyers who never addresses a jury, or in any way draws down public applause; but, in the cool tranquillity of a snug retreat, do a snug business among rich men's bonds, and mortgages, and title-deeds.
  3. Close-fitting.
  4. Close; concealed; not exposed to notice.
    • 1733, Jonathan Swift, On Poetry, a Rhapsody
      Lie snug, and hear what criticks say.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: enganliegend qual clothing; passgenau qual engineering
  • Spanish: ajustado, ceñido
Noun

snug (plural snugs)

  1. (British) A small, comfortable back room in a pub.
  2. (engineering) A lug.
Translations
  • German: Hinterraum; gemütlicher Hinterraum; gemütliche Ecke; Separee
Verb

snug (snugs, present participle snugging; past and past participle snugged)

  1. (transitive) To make secure or snug.
    • 1967, William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, Logan's Run, May 1976 Bantam edition, ISBN 0553025171, page 15:
      He snugged his Gun into its tunic holster, checked the scope on his Follower and left the room.
  2. To snuggle or nestle.
  3. (transitive) To make smooth.



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