cozy

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From Scots cosie; see also cosy. Ultimately of North Germanic origin, compare Norwegian koselig(cosy).

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cozy ‎(comparative cozier, superlative coziest)

  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

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Noun[edit]

cozy ‎(plural cozies)

  1. A padded or knit covering to keep an item 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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cozy ‎(third-person singular simple present cozies, present participle cozying, simple past and past participle cozied)

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