snug




You may have noticed your pants getting a little snug during the holiday season. That could mean they’re just extra comfortable or it could be another way of saying they’re feeling a little tight.

Snug describes something that’s comfortable and cozy. During a snowstorm you may take shelter in your snug cottage in front of the fireplace. When talking about clothing, snug means fitting tightly. Clothing may be snug on purpose, like a bathing suit, or it may be snug because it’s in fact too small. If you’re “snug as a bug in a rug,” you’re as cozy as can be, or metaphorically speaking, in a very comfortable position in life.

Definitions of snug
  1. adjective

    enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space

    snug in bed”
    “a
    snug little apartment”
    synonyms:
    cosy, cozy

    comfortable, comfy

    providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy’ is informal)
  2. adjective

    fitting closely but comfortably

    synonyms:
    close, close-fitting

    tight

    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
  3. adjective

    offering safety; well protected or concealed

    “a
    snug harbor”
    “a
    snug hideout”
    Synonyms:

    protected

    kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
  4. adjective

    well and tightly constructed

    “a
    snug house”
    “a
    snug little sailboat”
    Synonyms:

    tight

    of such close construction as to be impermeable
  5. noun

    a small secluded room

    synonyms:
    cubby, cubbyhole, snuggery
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    type of:

    room

    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

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