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Snug (adjective)

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Snug. adj. [from the verb.]

  1. Close; free from any inconvenience.

    They spy'd a country farm,
    Where all was snug, and clean, and warm;
    For woods before, and hills behind,
    Secur'd it from both rain and wind.
    Prior.

  2. Close; out of notice.

                            At Will's
    Lie snug, and hear what criticks say.
    Swift.

  3. Silly or insidiously close.

    Did I not see you, rascal, did I not!
    When you lay snug to snap young Damon's goat?
    Dryden.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Snug (adjective)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 11, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15068.


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