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The spelling cosy predominates in British English, and cozy in American English.

EtymologyEdit

From Scots cosie, from Old Scots colsie, probably of North Germanic origin, related to Norwegian koselig (cosy), Norwegian kose seg (to enjoy oneself). Compare cosh, tosh, tosie.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkəʊzi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊzi/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊzi

AdjectiveEdit

cosy (comparative cosier, superlative cosiest)

  1. Affording comfort and warmth; snug; social
    • 1785, Robert Burns, Holy Fair - While some are cozie i' the neuk, / An' forming assignations / To meet some day
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, ch 30 - after Mr. Bob Sawyer had informed him that he meant to be very cosy, and that his friend Ben was to be one of the party, they shook hands and separated

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NounEdit

cosy (plural cosies)

  1. A padded or knit covering put on an item to keep it warm, especially a teapot or egg.
  2. A padded or knit covering for any item (often an electronic device such as a laptop computer).
  3. A work of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.

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See also: cosy up and cosy up to

cosy (third-person singular simple present cosies, present participle cosying, simple past and past participle cosied)

  1. To become snug and comfortable.
  2. To become friendly with.
    He spent all day cosying up to the new boss, hoping for a plum assignment.

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cosy (plural cosys)

  1. correlation

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cosy m (uncountable)

  1. correlation