the charred or partly consumed portion of a candlewick.
a thing of little or no value, especially if left over.
verb (used with object)
to cut off or remove the snuff of (candles, tapers, etc.).
to snuff out a candle.
to suppress; crush:
to snuff out opposition.
Informal. to kill or murder:
Many lives were snuffed out during the epidemic.
(transitive) to inhale through the nose
when intr, often foll by at. (esp of an animal) to examine by sniffing
an act or the sound of snuffing
finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nostrils or less commonly for chewing
a small amount of this
any powdered substance, esp one for sniffing up the nostrils
(informal) up to snuff
in good health or in good condition
(mainly Brit) not easily deceived
(intransitive) to use or inhale snuff
(often foll by out) to extinguish (a light from a naked flame, esp a candle)
to cut off the charred part of (the wick of a candle, etc)
(usually foll by out) (informal) to suppress; put an end to
(Brit, informal) snuff it, to die
the burned portion of the wick of a candle
v. snuffed, snuff·ing, snuffs
To inhale something audibly through the nose; sniff. n.
A preparation of finely pulverized tobacco that can be drawn up into the nostrils by inhaling.
A medicated powder inhaled through or blown into the nose.
In addition to the idiom beginning with snuff
noun 1. a twig, stick, or brush used to apply snuff on the teeth or gums.
adjective, snuffier, snuffiest. 1. resembling snuff. 2. soiled with snuff. 3. given to the use of snuff. 4. having an unpleasant appearance. 5. having hurt feelings. 6. easily displeased. adjective snuffier, snuffiest 1. of, relating to, or resembling snuff 2. covered with or smelling of snuff 3. unpleasant; disagreeable snuff film
adjective, snugger, snuggest. 1. warmly comfortable or cozy, as a place, accommodations, etc.: a snug little house. 2. fitting closely, as a garment: a snug jacket. 3. more or less compact or limited in size, and sheltered or warm: a snug harbor. 4. trim, neat, or compactly arranged, as a ship or its parts. 5. […]
- Snug as a bug in a rug
Very cozy and comfortable, as in During the blizzard we had plenty of firewood and stayed in the cottage, snug as a bug in a rug. This expression, thought to allude to a moth larva happily feeding inside a rolled-up carpet, was first recorded in 1769 and probably owes its long life to the rhyme.