as an adjective meaning ‘comfortable’ and a noun meaning ‘a cover for a teapot’, is spelt cosy in BrE and in other varieties except AmE, which prefers cozy. To cosy up to someone meaning ‘to ingratiate oneself (with)’, is originally AmE, and is informal.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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