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cozy

[koh-zee]
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.
a.
to move closer for comfort or affection: Come over to the fire and cozy up a bit.
b.
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.
Also, cosy, cozey, cozie.


Origin:
1700–10; orig. Scots; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself

cozily, adverb
coziness, noun


1. snug, comfy, homey, sheltered.
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cozy (ˈkəʊzɪ)
 
adj, —n , pl -zier, -ziest, -zies
the usual US spelling of cosy
 
'cozily
 
adv
 
'coziness
 
n

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cozy
1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scand. origin (cf. Norw. kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy.
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