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[kuhm-fee] /ˈkʌm fi/
adjective, comfier, comfiest. Informal.
Origin of comfy
1820-30; comf(ortable) + -y2, anomalously forming an adj.
Related forms
comfily, adverb
comfiness, noun Unabridged
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  • Grass was very plentiful, so when he was made "comfy" I made our bed and fried our trout.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • You know the sort of thing—old-fashioned, respectable and comfy.

  • A feeble little glimmer, but sufficient to show the two sleeping nurses and the comfy little nest of quilts between them.

    The Adventures of Akbar Flora Annie Steel
  • She put her hand on his forehead and whispered: "Are you comfy?"

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • And the dear old sofa where we used to camp out all together—I have never found such a comfy sofa anywhere else.

    Sisters Three Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for comfy


adjective -fier, -fiest
(informal) short for comfortable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for comfy

1829, colloquial shortening of comfortable.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for comfy



Comfortable and comforting; pleasant and easy: Just reeling off their names is ever so comfy (1829+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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