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Nearby words

coze, cozen, cozenage, cozey, cozumel, cozy, cozy up, cozzens, cozzens, james gould, cp, cp invariance

Origin of cozy

1700–10; orig. Scots; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself
SYNONYMS FOR cozy
Related formsco·zi·ly, adverbco·zi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cosy up (1 of 2)

cosy up

US cozy up


verb (intr, often foll by to) mainly US and Canadian

to seek to become intimate or to ingratiate oneself (with someone)
to draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or for affection; snuggle up

British Dictionary definitions for cosy up (2 of 2)

cozy

/ (ˈkəʊzɪ) /

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

the usual US spelling of cosy
Derived Formscozily, adverbcoziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cosy up

cozy


adj.

1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.

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