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co·zy / ˈkōzē/ (Brit. co·sy) • adj. (-zi·er , -zi·est ) giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. ∎  (of a relationship or conversation) intimate and relaxed. ∎  avoiding or not offering challenge or difficulty; complacent: a rather cozy assumption among automakers that they would never go bust. ∎  (of a transaction or arrangement) working to the mutual advantage of those involved (used to convey a suspicion of corruption). • n. (pl. -zies) a cover to keep a teapot hot. • v. (-zies, -zied) [tr.] inf. impart a feeling or quality of comfort to (something). ∎  [tr.] inf. give (someone) a feeling of comfort or complacency. ∎  [intr.] (cozy up to) snuggle up to. ∎  [intr.] (cozy up to) ingratiate oneself with. DERIVATIVES: co·zi·ly / -zəlē/ adv. co·zi·ness n.

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cozyjazzy, snazzy •palsy-walsy • Ramsay •pansy, tansy •Anasazi, Ashkenazi, Ashkenazy, Benghazi, Ghazi, kamikaze, khazi, Stasi, Swazi •prezzie •frenzy, Mackenzie •Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, hazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, upsy-daisy, Veronese •stir-crazy •breezy, cheesy, easy, easy-peasy, Kesey, Parcheesi, queasy, sleazy, wheezy, Zambezi •teensy • speakeasy •busy, dizzy, fizzy, frizzy, Izzy, Lizzie, tizzy •flimsy, whimsy •Kinsey, Lindsay, Lynsey •poesy •Aussie, cossie, mossie •Swansea • gauzy • causey •ballsy, palsy •blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, housey-housey, lousy •cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie, rosy •Boise, noisy

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