from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Snug, comfortable, and warm.
- adj. Marked by friendly intimacy. See Synonyms at comfortable.
- adj. Informal Marked by close association for devious purposes: a cozy agreement with the competition.
- intransitive v. To make oneself snug and comfortable: cozy up with the Sunday paper.
- intransitive v. 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).
- n. A padded or knitted covering placed especially over a teapot to keep the tea hot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Affording comfort and warmth; snug; social
- n. A padded or knit covering to keep an item warm, especially a teapot or egg.
- n. A padded or knit covering for any item (often an electronic device such as a laptop computer).
- v. To become snug and comfortable.
- v. To become friendly with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Snug; comfortable; easy; contented.
- adj. Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar.
- n. A wadded covering, often decorative, for a teakettle or other vessel to keep the contents hot. Also called tea cozy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Snug; comfortable; warm; social.
- n. A kind of padded covering or cap put over a teapot to keep in the heat after the tea has been infused.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suggesting connivance
- n. a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
- adj. having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
- adj. enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
Probably of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scots, later adapted into English. (Wiktionary)