Origin of cosy
or co·sy, co·zey, co·zie
- snugly warm and comfortable: a cozy little house.
- convenient or beneficial, usually as a result of dishonesty or connivance: a very cozy agreement between competing firms.
- suggesting opportunistic or conspiratorial intimacy: a cozy relationship between lobbyists and some politicians.
- discreetly reticent or noncommittal: The administrators are remaining cozy about which policy they plan to adopt.
- a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
- to make more cozy (often followed by up): New curtains would cozy the room up a bit.
- cozy up (to), Informal.
- to move closer for comfort or affection: Come over to the fire and cozy up a bit.
- to try to become friendly or intimate in order to further one's own ends; attempt to ingratiate oneself: He's always cozying up to the boss.
Origin of cozy
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Examples from the Web for cosy
He spent his evenings when at Hawarden in a cosy corner of the library reading.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
They could see him from the coach-roof fast asleep in his cosy bar.Barnaby Rudge
And then the cheery sunshine of the cosy room began to fade away.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
He returned to the cosy room of the hostelry to receive the bet he had won.Bygone Punishments
On the right hand, there was a cosy little breakfast-room, just about the size of this we are in.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
- warm and snug
- intimate; friendly
- convenient, esp for devious purposesa cosy deal
- a cover for keeping things warmegg cosy
- the usual US spelling of cosy
Word Origin and History for cosy
chiefly British form of cozy.
1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.