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Definition of "cozy" []

  • Snug, comfortable, and warm. (adjective)
  • Marked by friendly intimacy. See Synonyms at comfortable. (adjective)
  • Informal Marked by close association for devious purposes: a cozy agreement with the competition. (adjective)
  • To make oneself snug and comfortable: cozy up with the Sunday paper. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To try to get on friendly or intimate terms; ingratiate oneself: "out on the . . . hustings, cozying up to reactionaries and racists alike” ( Chuck Stone). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cozy" in a sentence
  • "Members of Congress and President Obama have criticized what they call the cozy relationship between regulators and oil companies and have vowed to reform MMS, which both regulates the industry and collects billions in royalties from it."
  • "No, they said, a cozy is a mystery story in which there is little or no gore (Al, Vidal or otherwise), no one uses "bad language," (which apparently doesn't mean ending one's sentence with a preposition) and there isn't any sex."
  • "President Barack Obama have criticized what they call the cozy relationship between regulators and oil companies and have vowed to reform MMS, which both regulates the industry and collects billions in royalties from it."