snug


snug
snug 1590s, "compact, trim" (of a ship), perhaps from a Scandinavian source, Cf. O.N. snoggr "short-haired," Swed. snygg, Dan. snèg "neat, tidy." Sense of "in a state of ease or comfort" first recorded 1630. Meaning "fit closely" is first found 1838.

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  • Snug — Snug, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snugging}.] To lie close; to snuggle; to snudge; often with up, or together; as, a child snugs up to its mother. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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