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coze

or cose

[ kohz ]
/ koʊz /
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verb (used without object), cozed, coz·ing.
to converse in a friendly way; chat.
noun
a friendly talk; a chat.
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Origin of coze

First recorded in 1815–25; from French causer “to chat,” from Old French “to reason, expound,” from Latin causārī “to plead a cause, plead as an excuse,” derivative of causa cause

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How to use coze in a sentence

  • "Of coze," murmured Aurora, who had lost her bearings almost at the first word.

    The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
  • They retired with the waiters, and Charley, dropping his bantering tone, established himself for a "quiet coze."

    Alone|Marion Harland
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