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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.
1680-90; snug + -le Unabridged
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Examples from the web for snuggling
  • It is obvious that the bird is not stuck, but merely snuggling in the roll.
  • It don't think it lends itself well to snuggling or spooning.
  • Nothing changed big government, big labor, big industry all snuggling together.
  • She lays her eggs within the structure before snuggling inside herself.
  • Take a tour of the city while snuggling in a horse-drawn carriage driven by drivers wearing a top hat and tails.
  • Some remember snuggling under one on a cold winter night.
  • There is time for snuggling or quiet activities, as needed.
  • Snowshoe hares and grouse take advantage of the snow by snuggling into it for protection from cold and winds.
  • They can run, jump, drive buggies and watch movies with you while snuggling on the sofa.
  • They fill bins with tart, crunchy apples all day, and drink cold beers while snuggling in the hayloft at night.
British Dictionary definitions for snuggling


(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)
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Word Origin and History for snuggling



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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