I. adjective (cozier; -est) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian koselig cozy Date: 1709 1. a. enjoying or affording warmth and ease ; snug <
a cozy lakeside cabin
b. marked by or providing contentment or comfort <
won by a cozy margin
2. a. marked by the intimacy of the family or a close group b. marked by or suggesting close association or connivance <
a cozy agreement
3. marked by a discreet and cautious attitude or procedure Synonyms: see comfortablecozily adverbcoziness noun II. noun (plural cozies) Date: 1863 1. a padded covering especially for a teapot to keep the contents hot 2. a light detective story that usually features a well-educated protagonist and little explicit violence III. adverb Date: 1946 in a cautious manner <
play it cozy and wait for the other team to make a mistake — Bobby Dodd

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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