verb (used with or without object)
Origin of cozen
Examples from the Web for cozened
Surely are we weary of weeping, and our tears have been cozened from us falsely, for they have called out woe!The Gentle Art of Making Enemies|James McNeill Whistler
But Mr. Raleigh was not one to be cozened by circumstances more than by men.
A whim, for which he was now grateful, had cozened him into carrying this uniform along with him on his adventures.The Goose Girl|Harold MacGrath
I would all the world might be cozened; for I have been cozened and beaten too.The Merry Wives of Windsor|William Shakespeare
Is beauty beautiful, or are we cozened by congenial ugliness?Idolatry|Julian Hawthorne
Word Origin for cozen
1560s, of uncertain origin; perhaps from French cousiner "cheat on pretext of being a cousin;" or from Middle English cosyn "fraud, trickery" (mid-15c.), which is perhaps related to Old French coçon "dealer, merchant, trader," from Latin cocionem "horse dealer." Related: Cozened; cozening; cozenage.