Post by J. J. Lodder Post by bozo de niro
The Bartered Bride mixed up?
You weren't cozy with Miss Van Tutte?
ObAUE, and not wishing to spoil everybody's fun:
I was watching an old production of _Mansfield Park_ on PBS the other
night when I heard Mrs Grant invite Fanny Price to come inside for a coze.
The word was easily understandable and can be found in several
dictionaries at Onelook, but I don't think I had come across it before.
I suppose it is a back-formation from "cozy", which the Online Etym Dic
says was originally the Scottish word "colsie", ultimately of
"in British English
1. an intimate friendly chat
2. a state of comfort and warmth
She'd eschewed joining Marjorie and Clara in a comfortable coze by the
drawing room fire.
3. to chat in an intimate and friendly manner"