Definition of snog in US English:



[no object]British
  • Kiss and caress amorously.

    ‘the pair were snogging on the sofa’
    with object ‘he snogged my girl at a party’
    • ‘Also look out for her video which features two blokes snogging!’
    • ‘"Yeah, she went up there after she tried to snog that blond boy" laughed Zack.’
    • ‘Anyway, we were watching a vid the other day, and we snogged… nothing happened after, though, so I just dropped it.’
    • ‘We were surrounded by fresh-faced young people drinking and snogging.’
    • ‘I'll make sure to tell you all the juicy details of where, when, and how long we snogged once we're done.’
    • ‘Apparently, this is because snogging virtually stops a year or so into a romantic affiliation.’
    • ‘It lasts for all of 30 seconds and consists of the pair snogging and tearing at each other's clothing, but even so Jones was nervous.’
    • ‘Just ran out for some milk and there's this couple snogging in the car outside the store.’
    • ‘But, before you had time to slip on the mud, the two were snogging as if it was the last festival ever.’
    • ‘On the way, I see a couple snogging in my path.’
    • ‘Couples snogged at intermission and left holding hands at the end as if they'd been through something very profound together.’
    • ‘I wonder what the policy is on snogging in the gym?’
    • ‘But I've never worked in a place big enough to have people snogging in corners and meeting their life's love or behaving so badly as to be dismissed.’
    • ‘They can wear the best clothes, go to the best clubs, snog the best-looking boys.’
    • ‘I spent a whole day snogging different beautiful women.’
    • ‘Whichever way I twisted or turned, it seemed everyone was snogging, except me.’
    • ‘We hung out after work in Soho for a couple of weeks and then one evening… we snogged.’
    • ‘If my later dates were anything to go by, I imagine we sat in a rancid little coffee bar at Golders Green bus station for hours, before snogging messily in one of the nearby phone boxes.’
    • ‘All around, the most beautiful girls and troll-like boys drank and danced and fumbled and snogged in a surging tide of 1970s pop classics, beer and hormones.’
    • ‘Last night in Manchester, for example, I snogged three different girls after the show.’
    make love, have sex, have sexual intercourse
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  • An act or spell of amorous kissing and caressing.

    ‘he gave her a proper snog, not just a peck’
    • ‘I think our working definition of a date is: you care what you're wearing, you get nervous if they're late, and there's a prospect (in your mind) of a snog, no matter how naive a hope this may later seem.’
    • ‘Is this the manner in which New York dating runs its doomed and futile course, once every two weeks a few Margaritas and a drunken snog in the rain before taking three subway rides home to a dark and cold apartment?’
    • ‘So off we set down the beerhouse, in the name of duty, in pursuit of dirty snogs.’
    • ‘I am familiar with the mix of Bromley lads and lasses out for a good time, having a drink or two, a boogie on the dancefloor and perhaps a sneaky snog before the semi-unconscious journey home.’
    • ‘But after last night, it had become her business - I knew that Beth never did meaningless snogs, no matter how drunk she was.’
    • ‘Before long cupid's arrow hit home with me too and I was having a snog with Glenn.’
    • ‘And after the chats, the dinner, the copious amounts of wine to make it bearable and a quick snog in the back of the taxi, you realise you've got to do it all again the following week with some other buck.’
    • ‘Bloom will play Paris, the man who seduces Helen, the beautiful wife of a Spartan king, a snog which sparks off the bloody 10-year conflict in the first place.’
    • ‘So that was my staff night out, no salacious gossip, no regretted snogs, no snogs at all in fact (well not on my part anyway), but I made some new friends and that is always a good thing.’
    • ‘Ed's mother Judith said ‘They had one date, yes and a bit of a snog, but they are not going out’.’
    • ‘There aren't even any snogs, but there is one big kiss at the most crucial point of the play which, he assures me, is guaranteed to make the young crowd go ballistic.’
    • ‘I missed a snog under the mistletoe with him last year cos he was off holidaying somewhere.’
    • ‘Is that worse than a random drunken snog at a party?’
    • ‘Some vibrant dates were had, some snogs exchanged, and some heated words said.’
    • ‘I could have pushed you into a corner and given you a quick snog!’
    • ‘This has the side effect of criminalising a teenage snog behind the bike sheds.’
    • ‘There were a lot of ugly people trying to get a snog, which was quite disturbing, but I was kissing loads of policemen.’
    • ‘At that point, a dreadful memory came flashing back: I suddenly remembered how I'd been dancing with a female colleague of mine and that we'd been locked in a deep snog.’
    • ‘Occasional crimes such as bad temper, drunken snogs with the wrong person, unreliability or sarcastic remarks can be placed in a context of general human failing.’
    • ‘You might even have thrown parties when it wasn't your birthday, for the sole purpose of grabbing a snog off someone.’


1940s: of unknown origin.