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 cozy
Sitting at a cozy café in the center of Tel Aviv, Kallai looks nothing like the feisty woman he plays on screen.
It might have been used as confirmation that a unique and cozy “special relationship” between the two nations was unassailable.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’
September 22, 2014
The study is a quiet and cozy room in a quiet and cozy house.Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune
September 13, 2014
How Bill Simmons and company have turned NFL indignation into a cozy little cottage industry.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?
September 11, 2014
By demonstrating a willingness to criticize President Obama, often rebuking him for his cozy relationship with Wall Street.The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson
September 7, 2014
Overhead the drawing-room windows shone with a cozy, warm radiance.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
She nodded happily from her cozy position in the crook of Hilary's arm.Slaves of Mercury
Now, you cozy liberals, go over and touch that spot if you dare.The Harbor
Then they climbed a winding stair and reached a bright, cozy kitchen.
We have not had one of our cozy social chats for a long time.The Masked Bridal
Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
- the usual US spelling of cosy
Word Origin and History for cozy
1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.