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[kuhz] /kʌz/
noun, Informal.
Origin of coz
short form Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "As empty as an English squire, coz," cried the first speaker.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I should not rest quiet in the grave, coz, if I had not another turn at them.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I like the Baldwins best,' says I, ''coz they've got red cheeks jest like yours.'

  • If you come on my coz, you'll bring her back here, or to the castle, I suppose?

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • "Say 'au revoir,' but not 'good-bye,' sweet coz," sang Madge lightly.

    Madge Morton's Secret

    Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • That would be against the law, coz; they would indict me sure!

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • You done git up; I don't 'sturb you, coz I knowed you was tired out.

  • The very room, coz she was in, Seemed warm from floor to ceilin'.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • "'coz we got scared—awful scared," said Dulcie under her breath.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • I don't reckon we will get dar, 'coz I doesn't know de way now.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger
British Dictionary definitions for coz


an archaic word and form of address for cousin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for coz

1550s, familiar abbreviation of cousin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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