adjective co·zy \ˈkō-zē\

: small, comfortable, and warm

: friendly and pleasant

: suggesting or showing a closeness between two people, groups, businesses, etc. : very close


Full Definition of COZY

a :  enjoying or affording warmth and ease :  snug <a cozy lakeside cabin>
b :  marked by or providing contentment or comfort <won by a cozy margin>
a :  marked by the intimacy of the family or a close group
b :  marked by or suggesting close association or connivance <a cozy agreement>
:  marked by a discreet and cautious attitude or procedure
co·zi·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb
co·zi·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of COZY

  1. The room was warm and cozy.
  2. We had a cozy dinner with the whole family.
  3. I spent a cozy evening reading in front of the fire.
  4. He claims that there is a cozy arrangement between the police and the drug dealers.

Origin of COZY

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig cozy
First Known Use: 1709



: a cloth cover that is placed over a teapot to keep the tea hot

plural co·zies

Full Definition of COZY

:  a padded covering especially for a teapot to keep the contents hot
:  a light detective story that usually features a well-educated protagonist and little explicit violence

First Known Use of COZY




Definition of COZY

:  in a cautious manner <play it cozy and wait for the other team to make a mistake — Bobby Dodd>

First Known Use of COZY



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