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[snuhg-uh l] /ˈsnʌg əl/
verb (used without object), snuggled, snuggling.
to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.
verb (used with object), snuggled, snuggling.
to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.
the act of snuggling.
Origin of snuggle
1680-90; snug + -le Unabridged
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Examples from the web for snuggle
  • Then the thunder and crashing of the rain send them home to snuggle and cuddle.
  • Altogether, the kind of book that leads to a happy, post-shampoo snuggle.
  • If they quarrel or snuggle too close, it is either disastrous or pointless.
  • These bats climb right into the nests and snuggle up among the termites.
  • Explore on cruiser bikes, then snuggle under duvets made of recycled plastic.
  • During stormy and cold weather the squirrels will snuggle down, secure in their nests.
  • In the nursing home, he'll slip into rooms so he can snuggle with his head on residents' laps.
  • They rouse each other for meals, spend hours wallowing in the pond together, and snuggle up side by side each night.
  • He is polite and calm around everyone he meets and loves to snuggle.
  • Other than snuggle in your room, the only thing to do is sit and admire the city view from the rooftop sundeck.
British Dictionary definitions for snuggle


(usually intransitive; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
the act of snuggling
Word Origin
C17: frequentative snug (vb)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for snuggle

1680s, frequentative form of snug. Related: Snuggled; snuggling. As a noun from 1901.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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