Definition of Snuggle

1. Noun. A close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace.

Exact synonyms: Cuddle, Nestle
Generic synonyms: Embrace, Embracement, Embracing
Derivative terms: Cuddle, Cuddle, Cuddly, Nestle



2. Verb. Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position. "Sam cannot snuggle Sue "; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
Exact synonyms: Cuddle, Draw Close, Nest, Nestle, Nuzzle
Generic synonyms: Cling To, Clutch, Hold Close, Hold Tight
Related verbs: Nestle, Draw Close
Derivative terms: Cuddle, Cuddling, Nestle, Snuggling

3. Verb. Position comfortably. "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
Exact synonyms: Nestle
Related verbs: Cuddle, Draw Close, Nest, Nestle, Nuzzle
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

Definition of Snuggle

1. v. t. To move one way and the other so as to get a close place; to lie close for comfort; to cuddle; to nestle.

Definition of Snuggle

1. Noun. An affectionate hug. ¹

2. Noun. The final remnant left in a liquor bottle. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To lie close to another person or thing, hugging or being cosy. ¹

4. Verb. To move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snuggle

1. to lie or press closely [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snuggle

snuffling
snufflings
snuffly
snuffs
snuffy
snug
snug as a bug in a rug
snugged
snugger
snuggerie
snuggeries
snuggery
snuggest
snuggies
snugging
snuggle (current term)
snuggle-bunny
snuggle bunny
snuggle up
snuggled
snuggler
snugglers
snuggles
snugglier
snuggliest
snuggling
snuggly
snuggums
snugly
snugness

Literary usage of Snuggle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Candle-lightin' Timeby Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1901)
"Shut yo' eyes, an' snuggle up to mammy; be afeard, an' 'mence soon ez I blows ... snuggle ..."

2. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"Or a nurse hugging a child warmly and kindly, would be said to snuggle it. ... In an ODA is " to snuggle, to lie close together in bed. ..."

3. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"It may—but in our copious vocabulary, we have a verb applicable to that act also—we say snuggle, for lying snugly, or creeping close together in bed in cold ..."

4. The Speaker (1913)
"It's awful nice to snuggle down ! When we's bofe tired from rompin' roun' We always know It's time to go An' take a trip to Cuddlin'town ! ..."

5. The St. James's Magazine by S. C. Hall (1868)
"Wonder what he wants (another snuggle). Never mind. Time enough in an hour or two (snuggle number three). It can't be duty, else wouldn't have sent such a ..."

6. Gently with the Tides: The Best of Living Aboard by Michael L. Frankel (1990)
"When I insist on snuggling we have a choice. It's snuggle or sleep ... But then, the line becomes hazy when you snuggle and parts of you sleep. ..."

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