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Topic: CLOTHES

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language

snug

1 adjective
     
snug1
1 a room, building, or space that is snug is small, warm, and comfortable, and makes you feel protected [= cosy]:
She wished she were back in her snug little house.
2 someone who is snug feels comfortable, happy, and warm:
The kids were warm and snug in their beds.
3DCC clothes that are snug fit closely:
snug jeans
snugly adverb
snugness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: tight WORD FOCUS: tight
clothes: skintight, figure-hugging, tight-fitting also close-fitting British English, snug

rope/wire/chain: taut

screw/lid/handle: be on firmly/tightly, be firmly fastened/closed


See also
tight
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