Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. (intransitive) To lie snug or close to;
  • n. A miser; a sneaking fellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A miser; a sneaking fellow.
  • intransitive v. To lie snug or quiet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To move along, being snugly wrapped up.
  • To save penuriously; be miserly or niggardly.
  • n. A miser, or a mean sneaking fellow.

Etymologies

Old English, related to snug (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Would Conrig even permit his secret snudge to testify, knowing that thereby his anonymity would be lost and his value forfeit?

    Conqueror's Moon

  • I was at that time sixteen years of age, and had served Prince Heritor Conrig as a fledgling snudge and secret talent for four of them.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Review's ill-favoured phiz, we find that the filthy snudge is yet more mischievous and ignorant than these ignorant wretches here, since they

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5

  • “I thought they’d help me be a better snudge,” the boy said tiredly.

    Conqueror's Moon

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Not to make many wordes (since you will needs know) the king saies flatly, you are a miser & a snudge, and he neuer hopt better of you.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    March 6, 2010

  • "A thief who hides himself under a bed, in order to rob the house."
    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 12, 2008