Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:
Thanks to the Viking depredations in Britain in the ninth century, particularly the occupation of most of northern and eastern England during the period of the Danelaw, English harbors quite a few words of Scandinavian origin.
Snug, one of them, derives from a series of Germanic words and appears to be a cognate of the Swedish snygg and Danish snyg, "neat," "tidy." The OED...