Complete Definition of "cosy"

English

Alternative spellings
cozy italbrac|US
cozey
cosey
cozie
cosie

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ËkÉÊzi/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ËkoÊzi/, SAMPA|/"koUzi/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊzi|-ÉÊzi

Adjective
en-adj|cosier|cosiest

  1. Affording comfort and warmth; snug; social

#*1785, w:Robert Burns|Robert Burns, Holy Fair - While some are cozie i' the neuk, / An' forming assignations / To meet some day
#*1836, w:Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens, ws:The Pickwick Papers/Chapter 30|The Pickwick Papers/Chapter 30 - after Mr. Bob Sawyer had informed him that he meant to be very cosy, and that his friend Ben was to be one of the party, they shook hands and separated

Synonyms
snug

Translations

Dutch: gezellig, gezellige, knus, knusse
Finnish: mukava, kodikas
French: douillet m, douillette f
German: gemütlich
mid
Italian: accogliente
Spanish: acogedor
Swedish: mysig

Noun
en-noun|cosies

  1. A padded or knit covering put on a teapot for keeping the tea warm.

Translations

Swedish: huva
mid

Related terms
tea cosy

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