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Uncertain, but compare Danish kusse (vagina), vernacular Arabic كس (kuss, vagina) and Kurdish qûz (vagina). The term may have introduced to the United States after the Second World War by servicemen who fought in north Africa, but it already existed as a slang term in the blues community as early as 1929.



cooze (plural coozes)

  1. (slang, vulgar) A vagina.
    • 1987: It by Stephen King
      "It's a lot like a dead strumpet with maggots squirming out of her cooze," Don Hagarty said.
    • 1991: All the Visions by Rudy von Bitter Rucker
      We kissed a lot, for as long as an hour sometimes, standing in the hall of her dorm, the endless slow tongue friction, the sweet smell of her, my sobbing hard-on moist in my tight undies, her cooze surely sopping.
    • 2006: National Lampoon Magazine Rack
      The thing is, her cooze was real cute and everything but it stank!
  2. (slang, derogatory) A woman (often when viewed as an object of sexual desire).
    • 1929: "Diddie Wa Diddie" by Blind Blake
      I went out and looked around / Somebody yelled: "There's a cooze in town!"
    • 1990: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
      I write this beautiful fuckin' letter, I slave over it, and what happens? The dumb cooze never writes back.
    • 2010: Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
      Okay, the Sherbourne cooze was a bilingual stewardess.