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cosy

[koh-zee] /ˈkoʊ zi/
adjective, cosier, cosiest, noun, plural cosies, verb, cosied, cosying.
1.
cozy.
Origin of cosy
1700-1710
1700-10
Related forms
cosily, adverb
cosiness, noun

cozy

or cosy, cozey, cozie

[koh-zee] /ˈkoʊ zi/
adjective, cozier, coziest.
1.
snugly warm and comfortable:
a cozy little house.
2.
convenient or beneficial, usually as a result of dishonesty or connivance:
a very cozy agreement between competing firms.
3.
suggesting opportunistic or conspiratorial intimacy:
a cozy relationship between lobbyists and some politicians.
4.
discreetly reticent or noncommittal:
The administrators are remaining cozy about which policy they plan to adopt.
noun, plural cozies.
5.
a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
verb (used with object), cozied, cozying.
6.
to make more cozy (often followed by up):
New curtains would cozy the room up a bit.
Verb phrases
7.
cozy up (to), Informal.
  1. to move closer for comfort or affection:
    Come over to the fire and cozy up a bit.
  2. 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
1700-10; orig. Scots; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself
Related forms
cozily, adverb
coziness, noun
Synonyms
1. snug, comfy, homey, sheltered.
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cosy

/ˈkəʊzɪ/
adjective -sier, -siest (US) -zier, -ziest
1.
warm and snug
2.
intimate; friendly
3.
convenient, esp for devious purposes: a cosy deal
noun (pl) -sies, (US) -zies
4.
a cover for keeping things warm: egg cosy
Derived Forms
cosily, (US) cozily, adverb
cosiness, (US) coziness, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Scots, of unknown origin

cozy

/ˈkəʊzɪ/
adjective, noun -zier, -ziest (pl) -zies
1.
the usual US spelling of cosy
Derived Forms
cozily, adverb
coziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cosy
adj.

chiefly British form of cozy.

cozy

adj.

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

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