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
Examples from the Web for cozy
Sitting at a cozy café in the center of Tel Aviv, Kallai looks nothing like the feisty woman he plays on screen.
It might have been used as confirmation that a unique and cozy “special relationship” between the two nations was unassailable.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The study is a quiet and cozy room in a quiet and cozy house.
How Bill Simmons and company have turned NFL indignation into a cozy little cottage industry.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By demonstrating a willingness to criticize President Obama, often rebuking him for his cozy relationship with Wall Street.
Rafael fitted into this cozy atmosphere with wonderful ease.Rafael in Italy|Etta Blaisdell McDonald
Tiger does not bark him away, but only dreams of barking, in his cozy kennel.
I have a cozy little seat in the fragrant bosom of some evergreen shrubs, where often I remain for hours.The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52|Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Carey,” asked her mother softly, when they were alone that night, “did David tell you what a cozy little luncheon we had?David Dunne|Belle Kanaris Maniates
Are we going on down the river, or are we going to get into some cozy little slip and anchor for the second time?The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi|Harry Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for cozy
adjective, noun -zier or -ziest or plural -zies
Word Origin and History for cozy
1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy. Related: Cozily; coziness.