or co·sy, co·zey, co·zie
[ koh-zee ]
/ ˈkoʊ zi /
adjective, co·zi·er, co·zi·est.
snugly warm and comfortable: a cozy little house.
convenient or beneficial, usually as a result of dishonesty or connivance: a very cozy agreement between competing firms.
suggesting opportunistic or conspiratorial intimacy: a cozy relationship between lobbyists and some politicians.
discreetly reticent or noncommittal: The administrators are remaining cozy about which policy they plan to adopt.
noun, plural co·zies.
a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
verb (used with object), co·zied, co·zy·ing.
to make more cozy (often followed by up): New curtains would cozy the room up a bit.
cozy up (to), Informal.
- to move closer for comfort or affection: Come over to the fire and cozy up a bit.
- to try to become friendly or intimate in order to further one's own ends; attempt to ingratiate oneself: He's always cozying up to the boss.
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Origin of cozy
1700–10; originally Scots; perhaps <Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself
OTHER WORDS FROM cozyco·zi·ly, adverbco·zi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cozy
/ (ˈkəʊzɪ) /
adjective, noun -zier or -ziest or plural -zies
the usual US spelling of cosy
Derived forms of cozycozily, adverbcoziness, noun
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