or co·sy, co·zey, co·zie
adjective, co·zi·er, co·zi·est.
noun, plural co·zies.
verb (used with object), co·zied, co·zy·ing.
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for cozy up
adjective, noun -zier or -ziest or plural -zies
Word Origin and History for cozy up
1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.
Idioms and Phrases with cozy up
Try to get on friendly or intimate terms, ingratiate oneself. For example, That new woman is always cozying up to one or another club member so she'll be asked to join. [Mid-1900s]