Pronunciation: (kō'zē), [key]
—adj., -zi•er, -zi•est,
—n., pl. -zies,
—v., -zied, -zy•ing.
1. snugly warm and comfortable: a cozy little house.
2. convenient or beneficial, usually as a result of dishonesty or connivance: a very cozy agreement between competing firms.
3. suggesting opportunistic or conspiratorial intimacy: a cozy relationship between lobbyists and some politicians.
4. discreetly reticent or noncommittal: The administrators are remaining cozy about which policy they plan to adopt.
a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
to make more cozy (often fol. by up): New curtains would cozy the room up a bit.
cozy up or up to, Informal.
a. to move closer for comfort or affection: Come over to the fire and cozy up a bit.
b. to try to become friendly or intimate in order to further one's own ends; attempt to ingratiate oneself: He's always cozying up to the boss. Also,cosy,cozey,co'zie.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.