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From Old Norse snøggr, snǫggr from Proto-Norse ᛊᚾᚨᚷᚷᚹᚢ (*snaggwu-). Compare dialectal snögg and Icelandic snöggur. Doublet of snöd.


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snygg (comparative snyggare, superlative snyggast)

  1. good-looking, handsome (of a person – equally idiomatic for men and women)
    Gud så snygg han är!
    God, he's so handsome!
    en snygg brud
    a hot chick
  2. nice-looking
    en snygg bil
    a nice-looking car
    att klä sig snyggt
    to dress well ("in a nice-looking way")
    Vilken snygg passning!
    What a nice ("nice-looking," often with implied elegance) pass!
    – Jag klarade uppkörningen! – Snyggt!
    – I passed my driving test! – Nice work! (nice-looking deed, figuratively)
  3. proper (and clean)
    att hålla köket rent och snyggt
    to keep the kitchen nice and clean ("clean and nice-looking")


Inflection of snygg
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular snygg snyggare snyggast
Neuter singular snyggt snyggare snyggast
Plural snygga snyggare snyggast
Masculine plural3 snygge snyggare snyggast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 snygge snyggare snyggaste
All snygga snyggare snyggaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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