Definition of cosy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English) (North American English cozy) adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊzi//
    (cosier, cosiest, cozier, coziest) How a building looks
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  1. 1warm, comfortable and safe, especially because of being small or confined synonym snug a cosy little room a cosy feeling I felt warm and cosy sitting by the fire. We stopped in a cosy little cafe for a cup of tea. See related entries: How a building looks
  2. 2friendly and private a cosy chat with a friend
  3. 3(often disapproving) easy and convenient, but not always honest or right The firm has a cosy relationship with the Ministry of Defence. The danger is that things get too cosy.
  4. Word Originearly 18th cent. (originally Scots): of unknown origin.