un snugger

snug

[snuhg]
adjective, snugger, snuggest.
1.
warmly comfortable or cozy, as a place, accommodations, etc.: a snug little house.
2.
fitting closely, as a garment: a snug jacket.
3.
more or less compact or limited in size, and sheltered or warm: a snug harbor.
4.
trim, neat, or compactly arranged, as a ship or its parts.
5.
comfortably circumstanced, as persons.
6.
pleasant or agreeable, especially in a small, exclusive way: a snug coterie of writers.
7.
enabling one to live in comfort: a snug fortune.
8.
secret; concealed; well-hidden: a snug hideout.
verb (used without object), snugged, snugging.
9.
to lie closely or comfortably; nestle.
verb (used with object), snugged, snugging.
10.
to make snug.
11.
Nautical. to prepare for a storm by taking in sail, lashing deck gear, etc. (usually followed by down ).
adverb
12.
in a snug manner: The shirt fit snug around the neck.
noun
13.
British. a small, secluded room in a tavern, as for private parties.

Origin:
1575–85; perhaps < Old Norse snøggr short-haired; cognate with Swedish snygg neat

snugly, adverb
snugness, noun
unsnug, adjective
unsnugly, adverb
unsnugness, noun


4. tidy, ordered, orderly. 6. intimate, cozy. 9. cuddle, snuggle. 10. settle, arrange. 11. secure.
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snug (snʌɡ)
 
adj , snugger, snuggest
1.  comfortably warm and well-protected; cosy: the children were snug in bed during the blizzard
2.  small but comfortable: a snug cottage
3.  well-ordered; compact: a snug boat
4.  sheltered and secure: a snug anchorage
5.  fitting closely and comfortably
6.  offering safe concealment
 
n
7.  (in Britain and Ireland) one of the bars in certain pubs, offering intimate seating for only a few persons
8.  engineering a small peg under the head of a bolt engaging with a slot in the bolted component to prevent the bolt turning when the nut is tightened
 
vb , snugger, snuggest, snugs, snugging, snugged
9.  to make or become comfortable and warm
10.  (tr) nautical to make (a vessel) ready for a storm by lashing down gear
 
[C16 (in the sense: prepared for storms (used of a ship)): related to Old Icelandic snöggr short-haired, Swedish snygg tidy, Low German snögger smart]
 
'snugly
 
adv
 
'snugness
 
n

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snug
c.1595, "compact, trim" (of a ship), perhaps from a Scand. source, cf. O.N. snoggr "short-haired," Swed. snygg, Dan. snøg "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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