Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman's fitted jacket.

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  • n. a woman's fitted jacket

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "But calm yourself, sir; a hug-me-tight is merely a kind of sweater built on the lines of a vest."

    The Rim of the Desert

  • He asked whimsically if she was manufacturing a cloud like the one in the west where the sun had set; but she lacked her sister's ready repartee, and, arresting her needle long enough to glance at him and back to the woolly, peach-pink pile in her lap, answered seriously: "It's going to be a hug-me-tight."

    The Rim of the Desert

  • John never asked to see it, but she always insisted on his doing so, and used to enjoy his masculine amazement at the queer things women wanted, and made him guess what piping was, demand fiercely the mean - ing of a hug-me-tight, or wonder how a little thing composed of three rosebuds, a bit of velvet, and a pair of strings, could possibly be

    Little Women

  • To-day when I was sitting up to eat breakfast, with my hair braided in two tails and a pink and white hug-me-tight over my nightie, Dinky-Dunk came in and sat by the bed.

    The Prairie Wife

  • John never asked to see it, but she always insisted on his doing so, and used to enjoy his masculine amazement at the queer things women wanted, and made him guess what piping was, demand fiercely the meaning of a hug-me-tight, or wonder how a little thing composed of three rosebuds, a bit of velvet, and a pair of strings, could possibly be a bonnet, and cost six dollars.

    Little Women

  • I've seen him wash his hands in the kerosene tank and wipe 'em on his clothes just after Julia Hardcastle driv 'by in a hug-me-tight buggy with a drummer. "

    Dixie Hart

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