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

Related formsco·zi·ly, adverbco·zi·ness, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cozily


British Dictionary definitions for cozily

cozy

adjective, noun -zier or -ziest or plural -zies

the usual US spelling of cosy
Derived Formscozily, adverbcoziness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cozily

cozy

adj.

1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper