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.
- co·zi·ly, adverb
- co·zi·ness, noun
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How to use cozy in a sentence
The White House cozies up to the makers of a film about the death of Osama bin Laden.
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I am told that the tree is to be decorated with tea-cozies and silver-mounted blue spectacles.
British Dictionary definitions for cozy
the usual US spelling of cosy
- cozily, adverb
- coziness, noun
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