From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Clipping of comfortable with suffix -y. Origin: early 19th century.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkʌ, [ˈkʰʌɱ.fi], [kʰʌmpfi]
  • Hyphenation: com‧fy
  • (file)


comfy (comparative comfier, superlative comfiest)

  1. (informal) Comfortable.
    The robe and slippers were so warm and comfy she just fell asleep in her chair.
    • 1912, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World [], London, New York, N.Y.: Hodder and Stoughton, →OCLC:
      "We're all gettin' a deal too soft and dull and comfy. Give me the great waste lands and the wide spaces, with a gun in my fist and somethin' to look for that's worth findin'."
    • 2023 July 26, Pip Dunn, “Merseyrail '777s' are OK for commuters”, in RAIL, number 988, page 61:
      As an industry, the railways need to give passengers comfy seats. OK, in this case you might only be on the train for 20 or 30 minutes, but why should you not have comfort for even the shortest of journeys?

Derived terms[edit]