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[koh-zee] /ˈkoʊ zi/
adjective, cosier, cosiest, noun, plural cosies, verb, cosied, cosying.
Origin of cosy
First recorded in 1700-10
Related forms
cosily, adverb
cosiness, noun Unabridged
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  • For, cosily installed in their favourite corner, were "the girls."

    Lifted Masks Susan Glaspell
  • Tom had spared no trouble in seeing that it was comfortably and cosily furnished.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • Neither can the cold of winter penetrate to the inside where the baby leaves and flower petals are cosily and tightly coiled up.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • A stove snapped and crackled in the one room, which was cosily warm.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • I had forgotten to mention my name before, even though we have chatted so cosily.

  • So now they were embarked, cosily and cheerily, considering their circumstances.

    One Woman's Life Robert Herrick
  • One day he ascended thrice, and finally seemed as cosily at home in the firmament as upon the solid earth.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
  • cosily ensconced in the hollow of her cup, she awaits the approaching game.

    The Life of the Spider J. Henri Fabre
  • And it was cosily warm, only the fire lightening the darkness.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • We could so cosily have enriched history with another famous pair of lovers.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
British Dictionary definitions for cosily


adjective -sier, -siest (US) -zier, -ziest
warm and snug
intimate; friendly
convenient, esp for devious purposes: a cosy deal
noun (pl) -sies, (US) -zies
a cover for keeping things warm: egg cosy
Derived Forms
cosily, (US) cozily, adverb
cosiness, (US) coziness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Scots, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for cosily



chiefly British form of cozy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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