from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A snug position or place.

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  • n. a comfortable home or dwelling

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A snug, cozy place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A snug or warm and comfortable place, as a small room.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small secluded room


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  • I ought to envy you, and yet, when I look round my own little snuggery, which is filled with roses and the books I love, and where not a ray of sun penetrates, though it is high noon and burning hot, I only envy you your own company, which I think would be a most agreeable addition to the pleasantness of my little room.

    Records of a Girlhood

  • Solomon, instead of going home, had got into a little retired spot behind the bar, called the snuggery, and into which, of course, she attended him with a glass of liquor.

    Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • It was not until late that Jack and I were able to be alone, but at length when the others had gone to bed we found ourselves in a kind of snuggery which had been especially set apart for his own personal use.

    "The Pomp of Yesterday"

  • Accordingly, when all hands but myself had left, my host conducted me to what he called his "snuggery", which was a comer of his spacious verandah inclosed with large glazed partitions, and fitted up as a smoking-room.

    The Log of a Privateersman

  • Georgian style, and these, with her study and "snuggery" and bedroom on the next floor, formed the peculiar domain of Miss Nitocris.

    The Mummy and Miss Nitocris A Phantasy of the Fourth Dimension

  • Thorpe himself called the room his "snuggery," and spent many hours there in slippered comfort, smoking and gazing contentedly into the fire.

    The Market-Place

  • "snuggery," which was separated from a similar apartment by a wooden partition that stood no higher than a tall man's height, and left a space between the top stile and the ceiling.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • Eliza, who would have liked to have finished her crying in peace, found herself ushered into its bar and then out of it again into the snuggery at the back, where there was a brisk fire burning and a small table covered with a checked tablecloth and laid for a meal.

    You Don't Take Names

  • It occurred to me that perhaps the garrison officers had furnished this snuggery as a refuge in which to entertain such female companionship as they could induce to visit them within the prison; clearly it had the advantage of privacy over the barracks.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • This conversation brought them to the door of the snuggery, into which

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club


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