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  • noun North America Alternative form of tea cosy.

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  • noun a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm


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  • "I don't want any trouble. I just wanna be alone and quiet in a room with a chair and a fireplace and a tea cozy. I don't even know what a tea cozy is, but I want one." – Buffy, BtVS

    January 5, 2009

  • In north central Florida, USA (The Good Ol' Sunny South) certain folk-pronunciations abound. Cosy is pronounced "coozy". Suite, as in "bedroom suite", is a homophone of the word describing the 2- or 3-piece assemblage of dressy clothing that professional men and women don for work. Sometimes I wince and want to go all Mr. Fawlty on them.

    January 5, 2009