or co·sy, co·zey, co·zie
- 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.
- a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
- 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.
Origin of cozy
Synonyms for cozy
Related Words for coziersnug, cushy, comfortable, comfy, intimate, safe, restful, secure, sheltered, easeful
Examples from the Web for cozier
Contemporary Examples of cozier
Historical Examples of cozier
But the monks never got into a cozier nook than the Convent of the Camaldoli.Saunterings
Charles Dudley Warner
Nothing could be prettier, cozier, or pleasanter to the sight.In Search of the Castaways
We sat in the drawing-room, although we should have preferred the cozier dining-room.Wanted: A Cook
If they knewAs I do, and you, That nests are cozier than the sky!A Little Freckled Person
Mary Carolyn Davies
We were shown into a cozy little bedroom, with a cozier study off it.I Walked in Arden
- the usual US spelling of cosy
1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.