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cosy

[koh-zee]
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adjective, co·si·er, co·si·est, noun, plural co·sies, verb, co·sied, co·sy·ing.
  1. cozy.

Origin of cosy

First recorded in 1700–10
Related formsco·si·ly, adverbco·si·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for cosily

Historical Examples

  • Paris on short notice will be cosily and coaxingly intimate.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Then he stepped forward, frowning to behold "Battista" so cosily ensconced.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • A stove snapped and crackled in the one room, which was cosily warm.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • And it was cosily warm, only the fire lightening the darkness.

    Five Tales

    John Galsworthy

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


British Dictionary definitions for cosily

cosy

US cozy

adjective -sier or -siest or US -zier or -ziest
  1. warm and snug
  2. intimate; friendly
  3. convenient, esp for devious purposesa cosy deal
noun plural -sies or US -zies
  1. a cover for keeping things warmegg cosy
Derived Formscosily or US cozily, adverbcosiness or US coziness, noun

Word Origin

C18: from Scots, of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cosily

cosy

adj.

chiefly British form of cozy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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