[ kohz ]
/ koʊz /

verb (used without object), cozed, coz·ing.

to converse in a friendly way; chat.


a friendly talk; a chat.

Nearby words

  1. coyote state,
  2. coyotillo,
  3. coypel,
  4. coypu,
  5. coz,
  6. cozen,
  7. cozenage,
  8. cozey,
  9. cozumel,
  10. cozy

Also cose.

Origin of coze

1820–30; < French causer to chat, Old French: to reason, expound < Latin causārī to plead a cause, plead as an excuse, derivative of causa cause Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coze

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

    The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable

Word Origin and History for coze



to chat, 1828, of uncertain origin; perhaps from French causer "to talk," from Latin causari "to plead, dispute, discuss a question," from causa (see cause (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper