[ koh-zee ]
/ ˈkoʊ zi /

adjective, co·si·er, co·si·est, noun, plural co·sies, verb, co·sied, co·sy·ing.

Origin of cosy

First recorded in 1700–10

Related forms

co·si·ly, adverbco·si·ness, noun

Definition for cosy (2 of 2)

Origin of cozy

1700–10; orig. Scots; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself


Related forms

co·zi·ly, adverbco·zi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cosy (1 of 2)


US cozy

/ (ˈkəʊzɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest or US -zier or -ziest

warm and snug
intimate; friendly
convenient, esp for devious purposesa cosy deal

noun plural -sies or US -zies

a cover for keeping things warmegg cosy

Derived Forms

cosily or US cozily, adverbcosiness or US coziness, noun

Word Origin for cosy

C18: from Scots, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for cosy (2 of 2)


/ (ˈkəʊzɪ) /

adjective, noun -zier or -ziest or plural -zies

the usual US spelling of cosy

Derived Forms

cozily, adverbcoziness, noun
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