AskDefine | Define cozy

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cozy adj
1 enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space; "a cozy nook near the fire"; "snug in bed"; "a snug little apartment" [syn: cosy, snug]
2 having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate" [syn: intimate, informal]
3 suggesting connivance; "a cozy arrangement with the police" n : a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm [syn: cosy, tea cosy, cosey, tea cosey, tea cozy, cozey, tea cozey, cozie, tea cozie] [also: coziest, cozier]

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Alternative spellings


From the Scottish language, later adapted into English


  • a UK /ˈkəʊzi/, /"k@Uzi/
  • a US /ˈkoʊzi/, /"koUzi/
  • Rhymes: -əʊzi


  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


Derived terms


affording comfort and warmth


  1. A padded or knit covering put on a teapot for keeping the tea warm.
  2. A padded or knit covering for any item (often an electronic device such as a laptop).


a padded or knit covering put on a teapot
a padded or knit covering for any item
  • Japanese: カバー

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