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

Definition of snuggle

intransitive verb

: to curl up comfortably or cozily

transitive verb

1 : to draw close especially for comfort or in affection
2 : to make snug

Other Words from snuggle

snuggle noun

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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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First Known Use of snuggle

1687, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for snuggle

frequentative of snug entry 1

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The first known use of snuggle was in 1687

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14 Jun 2022

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“Snuggle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for snuggle


snug·​gle | \ ˈsnə-gəl How to pronounce snuggle (audio) \
snuggled; snuggling

Kids Definition of snuggle

1 : to curl up comfortably or cozily : cuddle
2 : to pull in close to someone The baby snuggled against her mother.

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