snug·​gle ˈsnə-gəl How to pronounce snuggle (audio)
snuggled; snuggling ˈsnə-g(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce snuggle (audio)

intransitive verb

: to curl up comfortably or cozily

transitive verb

: to draw close especially for comfort or in affection
: to make snug
snuggle noun

Examples of snuggle in a Sentence

The puppy snuggled up against the sleeping boy. The boy snuggled close to his mother. The dog snuggled its nose between the pillows. The baby snuggled his head against my chest.
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Word History


frequentative of snug entry 1

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of snuggle was in 1687

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Cite this Entry

“Snuggle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


snug·​gle ˈsnəg-əl How to pronounce snuggle (audio)
snuggled; snuggling -(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce snuggle (audio)
: to curl up comfortably or cozily : cuddle
: to pull in close especially for comfort or in affection : nestle

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