Nearby words

  1. coze,
  2. cozen,
  3. cozenage,
  4. cozey,
  5. cozumel,
  6. cozy up,
  7. cozzens,
  8. cozzens, james gould,
  9. cp,
  10. 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 cozie

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 cozie

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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