cosy definition, meaning - what is cosy in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cosy”

See all translations

cosy

adjective UK (US cozy) uk   /ˈkəʊ.zi/  us   /ˈkoʊ-/

cosy adjective (COMFORTABLE)

B1 comfortable and pleasant, especially (of a building) because of being small and warm: This room is nice and cosy in the winter. He showed me into a cosy little room.
More examples

cosy adjective (TOO CLOSE)

disapproving used to describe a situation that is convenient for those involved but may not be honest or legal: He has some cosy arrangement/deal with his supplier, which means he's able to sell his goods more cheaply.

cosy

noun [C] UK (US cozy) uk   /ˈkəʊ.zi/  us   /ˈkoʊ-/
a cover that you put on a teapot or a boiled egg to keep it warm: a tea cosy an egg cosy
(Definition of cosy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cosy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “cosy”

Definitions of “cosy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More