From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcosyco‧sy1 British English, cozy American English /ˈkəʊzi $ ˈkoʊzi/ ●●○ adjective 1 COMFORTABLEa place that is cosy is small, comfortable, and warm The living room was warm and cosy.see thesaurus at comfortable2 RELAXEDa situation that is cosy is comfortable and friendly a cosy chat3 FRIENDhaving a close connection or relationship, especially one you do not approve of He was accused of being too cosy with some clients.cosily adverbcosiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
cosyThe fire had been lit and the room looked bright and cosy.It wasn't as cosy as Mrs Burbanks' guest house or even as Highbury.Most people like some form of bedside lighting - either for reading in bed or simply to create a cosy atmosphere.Sexy underwear's got nothing on thermal britches and vests when it comes to keeping you cosy in the depths of winter.They all liked the cosy life.The flickering lamp above their heads and the patches of colour round the walls gave the room a cosy lived-in air.The bar is warm and cosy, with an open fire and oak beams.warm and cosyThe fire in the compact range was burning slowly, and the room was warm and cosy.I felt warm and cosy and contented.A police cell, when you were so warm and cosy in our house?Our homes are warm and cosy on even the coldest day, and well ventilated during the summer months.In the warm and cosy sitting-room Fred Bradley put down the evening paper and stared moodily into the bright fire.The bar is warm and cosy, with an open fire and oak beams.
cosycosy2 British English, cozy American English verb (cosied, cosying, cosies) cosy up cosy up to somebody
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cosycosy3 noun (plural cosies) [countable] British English DFUa covering for a teapot that keeps the tea inside from getting cold too quickly a tea cosy