[ kohz ]
/ koʊz /

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

to converse in a friendly way; chat.


a friendly talk; a chat.
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

Word Origin and History for cozes



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