A Danish word (pronounced HU-guh) meaning social coziness. I.e. the feeling of a good social atmosphere.
This kickback is hygge.
by scapermoya November 14, 2008
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Coziness; contentment with the simple pleasures of life; Vita T.
Let's light some candles and make it feel very hygge in this room.
by Busro April 27, 2018
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Pronounced hoo-gah. A Danish word that describes a situation in which people feel content and relaxed. Hygge usually suggest an informal, pleasant sit-down with friends, a relaxing stroll, etc. The term isn't normally used to describe intense activities or ones that rely on materialistic things.

The fact that hygge does not have a proper translation to almost any language, is often taken to suggest that it's a deep and unique part of Danish culture, that foreigners find hard to grasp.
Danish person: Hey, you're invited to hygge at my place tomorrow!
Tourist: What's on the agenda? getting drunk? board games? a movie? a meal?
Danish person: Umm.. no.
by dotanrs August 8, 2019
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It's a Danish idea which means to be happy and feel cozy during the winter. Also known as the Art of Happiness.
Pronounce it like "hoo-ga".
Winter brings holidays, snow and Christmas. The perfect season for feeling hygge!
by Lasanra December 10, 2016
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This is a Danish word with no direct translation, but it seems to mean something like that feeling when there are a few of you in a room playing board games at Christmas. It's a sort of combination of coziness and companionship and happiness and warmth, and it would be a lovely word to get into English.
This week I ma going to Hygge with my family.
by speak2ana November 16, 2016
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A word people believe to be only danish, but it is also Norwegian
Nå hygger vi oss!
Hyggelig!
Hygge er ikke kun dansk!
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A place that embraces or embodies the wisdom of comfort. A play on the Danish word for a cozy lifestyle (Hygge) and the famous church in Istanbul Hagia-Sophia (Holy-Wisdom).
She turned her room into a true Hygge-Sophia.

The soft sofa made the cafe a Hygge-Sophia.
by Logoasaurous September 8, 2021
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