follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

snuggle

[snuhg-uh l] /ˈsnʌg əl/
verb (used without object), snuggled, snuggling.
1.
to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.
verb (used with object), snuggled, snuggling.
2.
to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.
noun
3.
the act of snuggling.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; snug + -le
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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

snuggle

/ˈsnʌɡəl/
verb
1.
(usually intransitive; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
noun
2.
the act of snuggling
Word Origin
C17: frequentative snug (vb)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for snuggling

snuggle

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for snuggle

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for snuggling

12
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with snuggling

Nearby words for snuggling